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FNS Photo by Bob King As fifth-grade teacher Angela Wood, right, looks on, her students Ana Blomquist, left, and Aidan Qvistad explore the chambers of a deer heart with their fingers during class in December at North Shore Community School near Duluth, Minn. At lower left, student Sonia Clark pokes her finger up through the aorta.

Thanks to hunters, students get close-up look at deer hearts

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By Sam Cook

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DULUTH, Minn. — Fifth-grader Tori Osterlund’s latex gloves were stained red with blood. The heart of a white-tailed deer lay on the cutting board in front of her, neatly sliced in half.


“This would be the left ventricle,” Tori said, jabbing a finger into one of the heart’s cavities. “And this is the right ventricle.”

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