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Blind Deer Finds Perfect Bodyguard in Kind Little Boy October 2, 2015 Discovery Bolgs Grab Life By The Globe 
... A Reddit user recently posted a photo of a blind deer who lives in his suburban Chicago neighborhood. Every morning, a 10-year-old boy walks with the deer and guides her between grass patches to make sure she gets enough food...


Authorities say man lived with deer July 8, 2015 West Virginia, KCCI 8 Des Moines
... the two deer had a healthy supply of hay available to them inside the home...
...  Officers saw a deer standing in the middle of the house when they arrived and spoke with a man at the house... he picked the animals up as fawns, thinking they were injured ...
Cabell man says deer weren’t living with him July 8, 2015 West Virginia, Metro News 
... Ronnie Chapman told WSAZ-TV the deer would come as go as they please. He said he nursed the six-point deer back to health a few years ago after finding him “bleeding to death” in his front yard... 


At Lake Bloomington, Stephanie is quite a hit October 20, 2013 Illinois, Bloomington Pantagraph 
.... Stephanie is a white-tailed deer, an orphaned, formerly injured young fawn brought back to good health by a kind soul in the Lake Bloomington area... She has become a “pet.”  Everyone’s.  In all of Lake Bloomington... Homeowners give her apples, shelled corn, nuts. She also likes peanut butter, especially Skippy Extra Chunky, if you’re buying... 



We often hear stories of dogs traveling long distances to be reunited with their human companions - the theme of many of the "Lassie" movies.  The video below documents similar behavior of a pet deer in Alabama.  Deer have social bonds similar to dogs and can easily be trained.

Pet Deer Travels 50 Miles to Return Home - Alabama, January 27, 2013


Captive deer to stay under control of Conservation July 9, 2014 Missouri, Southeast Missourian 
... With Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of two bills, captive deer will remain under the control of the Missouri Department of Conservation... Farris Adams spends a little time with Texas Tebow, a 3-year-old buck whitetail deer, on Tuesday at the Rattlesnake Ridge Whitetails farm near Cape Girardeau. "I love that animal as much as I love my dog," Adams said ...

Springfield, in the middle of suburbia! But Don McVey of Springfield Township went to the other extreme and did it all very wrong. 6:30 in the morning on August 5, Don McVey picked up a 22 caliber rifle, walked out in his Springfield Township backyard and shot a deer feeding behind a neighbor's home two houses away from him. Paralyzed but still alive, the deer dropped a short distance away and on a home video it can be seen McVey casually walk up and start viciously kicking the injured animal. Moments later he dragged the deer towards the woods. - September 2, 2014


Deer-breeding businesses are in it for the bucks January 26, 2014 Missouri, Southeast Missourian 
... A total of 47 big-game hunting operations exist in the state, along with 253 captive cervid, or deer, breeders who raise deer either to be purchased by hunting preserves or for their owner's personal enjoyment, according to Tom Draper, deputy director with the department... 

Liddy Bug does great on the leash ! We have been leash training her for a while. She is very calm and likes to nibble on all the grass she comes across. But she does get spooked easily by things she isn't used to. Like today was a bike going down the road. She licks on everything! She loves to lick your fingers, your boots, and your clothes. She loves to be petted and would stay still all day letting you pet her. She doesn't like to be held though. Right now her favorite food is Craisins. - April 27, 2015

Kill Order Put on Deer on Belmont County August 29, 2015 Ohio, The Intelligencer
...  the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has ordered that a tame deer in Stewartsville be killed.  Jodi Proger has owned her pet deer, Wheezer, for two years, and she says in all that time she has never heard a complaint about the animal from neighbors.  "He's basically like a big dog," ...

Dying Man Finds Peace After Wild Buck Visits Him August 17, 2015 Reshareworthy.com
... Daddy sat back down in his chair as Me and my brother and sister went outside to see the Buck. He nuzzled each one of us, putting his head on our shoulder and licking our faces. The whole time, he never startled or jerked.  When we came inside daddy said “you don’t understand. That was my Daddy, come to take me home. He just wanted some time to see his grandkids after 30 years.” ...

     A family in Victoria have been left devastated after their pet deer was killed for his world class $20,000 antlers, less than 200 metres from their home ... found Karl's decapitated body on their Myrtleford deer farm, when they returned from holiday on August 1...

The bucks stop here December 20, 2015 Illinois, The News-Gazette
... Dr. Cliff Shipley, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, keeps about 80 deer, mule deer and elk on 15 acres near ... The animals are penned off by breed; there can be a lot more than 80 of them in fawning season. They are sold to petting zoos, full-sized zoos and hunting parks and just for pets...

... In West Virginia, it is illegal to confine wildlife or secure them in an area where they are not able to roam free or come and go as they please, according to the agency... [photo from West Virginia Natural Resources Police]











Man charged with raising deer in his home July 8, 2015 West Virginia, WTVY-TV
... Chapman says he's perplexed why he's being persecuted for doing what he felt was the right thing... Chapman says he was in court Tuesday and had to pay a $300 fine...

Bella, the village of Pulaski's celebrated tame deer, turns 6 today June 8, 2015 New York, Syracuse Post-Standard 
... that's what her Facebook page, Bella Deer, with 2,297 friends says... She often grazes in front of the local elementary school and often allows herself to be petted. Last winter she created a stir when she was photographed ...

A sad story January 30, 2015 New Jersey, NJ.com
...  disappointed ... about the state taking away three deer that were being cared for by Brenda Oakes on her Kingwood Township property. She should be considered a person who cares for animals, not someone who abuses them. Police officers, animal control officers and others brought fawns and other animals to her, so they certainly knew she was doing this..

Another Date with Local Celebrity Pet: Dillie the Deer - May 7, 2014



The Vermont Veterans Home property includes a public picnic area and an enclosed area known as the Deer Park. The picnic area has long been a stopping point for residents and visitors alike. This area includes spacious lawns, shade trees, a pond, and picnic tables as well as a close view of the deer yard. - December 24, 2014


Beloved deer remembered as 'faithful friend' September 14, 2013 Missouri, fox4kc.com
... Saturday the first deer was laid to rest at the cemetery ... “She had so much courage. I’m really glad I got a chance to meet her four times,” said eight-year-old Atticus Straley with a big smile... The deer, whose cemetery companion was Moxie, a golden Labrador, became a popular tourist attraction, made a lot of friends and touched hearts along the way...

Elmwood Cemetery mourns loss of deer mascot, Ella - August 5, 2013

Richard Davis is a medical marijuana grower in southeast Oregon. When OPB went to interview him, they were surprised to find his pet deer helping on the farm. - December 9, 2014


Bucky The Pet Deer In Beaufort County December 6, 2013 North Carolina, WITN 
... Bucky ...  is a 19-month old deer and he does live out in the wild. Carolyn Hill says her family fed and took care of him last year when he was a baby after his mom died, and says they still see him everyday... Hill and her neighbors also created a facebook page called "Following Bucky."


Deer Water Sport - Posted August, 2012 ‎‎(recorded in March)‎‎

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