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Ohio Family Lives with Deer Friend
cbs ^ | 12/10/09 | staff

Posted on 12/10/2009 2:03:12 PM PST by Nachum

CBS) The words, "Yes, dear," have a whole new meaning in one Ohio household.

This family has a deer living inside their house.

Dillie the deer has lived with the Buteras in Canal Fulton, Ohio, for the past five years. Abandoned by her mother at birth, because the mother incorrectly thought she was blind, Dillie has since become part of another family -- a family of humans.

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KEYWORDS: deer; family; lives; ohio
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1 posted on 12/10/2009 2:03:13 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?


2 posted on 12/10/2009 2:05:12 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Nachum
The usual result of somebody going public with the illegal possession of a game animal as a pet is for the DNR to take it away and destroy it.
3 posted on 12/10/2009 2:06:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Nachum

Can you housetrain a deer to use the cat box? Inquiring minds want to know.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 2:12:16 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s why you keep it quiet. If I had any exotic animals, I would certainly never tell anybody.

My dad had a raccoon he rescued as a “pet” when younger and when legal in Kansas.

It was the best pet ever, but in the wrong circumstances, they can be very dangerous.

I would never risk it, and in his case, it was a rescued animal, not one purchased from a breeder etc.


5 posted on 12/10/2009 2:14:33 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Revelation 911

“now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?”

Dr. Doolittle made a house call and interpreted?


6 posted on 12/10/2009 2:14:42 PM PST by jessduntno (Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: Nachum

My 7 y.o. girl would love to have a deer as a pet. We see them all the time here in Burbank, but they are mule deer— and if I recall, mule deer will kick the living crap out of you if you get too close.


7 posted on 12/10/2009 2:16:28 PM PST by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: TexasRepublic

They have it trained to poop on towels in one room.


8 posted on 12/10/2009 2:18:10 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind)
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To: TexasRepublic
Can you housetrain a deer to use the cat box?

Of course not. You need a deer box.

Duh. : )

9 posted on 12/10/2009 2:18:36 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. Bonus tag line: FAIL 246, Obama 0)
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To: Nachum
Some band of idiots will soon be in a snit over this (PETA probably). “Cruelly keeping this animal from it's natural habitat.”

Yea, it eats pasta and swims in a pool. I'm certain it would rather be out in the woods dodging bullets, coyotes, and cars.

10 posted on 12/10/2009 2:18:55 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The owner is a Veterinarian and she called it a “farm deer” as it was born in captivity.


11 posted on 12/10/2009 2:19:40 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

True but this is a vet and the deer was apparently being raised on a ‘deer farm’ for future harvesting. She may have gotten permission from the conservation department as well. I raised a ‘baby’ squirrel a few years back and spoke with the ‘head agent’ who gave me permission to raise it.


12 posted on 12/10/2009 2:20:03 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If the First Amendment is taken away, we will be forced to move on to the next Amendment)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s my concern. Wait until the humane society jumps in here to set things straight.

Why should I care if this family has a pet deer? Evidently there’s no problem with disease.


13 posted on 12/10/2009 2:21:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Rebelbase

“They have it trained to poop on towels in one room.”

That’s still less poop in their house than if they watched Olbermann.


14 posted on 12/10/2009 2:22:18 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re probably referring to the game warden though aren’t you. They’ll be more than happy to fix things, I’m sure.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 2:22:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Revelation 911
now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?

The guy is a veterinarian so, his guess is probably not too far off the mark.

The usual result of somebody going public with the illegal possession of a game animal as a pet is for the DNR to take it away and destroy it.

I would presume that as a veterinarian he would know that and probably has some exemption.

16 posted on 12/10/2009 2:22:37 PM PST by fso301
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To: agooga
"My 7 y.o. girl would love to have a deer as a pet."

My 2 yr old Lab would like to have a deer for a pet too. Or a squirrel. Or a bunny. The cat is too independent and doesn't want to be the dog's pet.

17 posted on 12/10/2009 2:24:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

1501:31-19-04 Deer regulations.

(2) Take white-tailed deer from the wild in to captivity.

(B) It shall be unlawful to release or fail to prevent escape of any member of the family cervidae or their hybrids outside of a pen, fence or other enclosure.

(E) It shall be unlawful to obtain a live, captive white-tailed deer, or apply for a permit for commercial or noncommercial propagation of white-tailed deer or their hybrids without first having the holding facility, fence or enclosure inspected by the chief of the division of wildlife or their designee.

(2) To release any member of the family cervidae or their hybrids outside of a pen, fence or other enclosure.

Effective: 11/24/2008


18 posted on 12/10/2009 2:24:21 PM PST by diverteach
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To: Nachum

She is cute. I am not sure about having her in the house all the time.


19 posted on 12/10/2009 2:25:08 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Doomonyou

Or maybe a Deer John.

20 posted on 12/10/2009 2:26:07 PM PST by giotto
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To: Doomonyou
You need a deer box.

Or maybe a Deer John.

21 posted on 12/10/2009 2:26:58 PM PST by giotto
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To: Nachum

22 posted on 12/10/2009 2:27:14 PM PST by Deo volente (Sarah Palin was right. There ARE death panels in the bill.)
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To: fso301
because the mother incorrectly thought she was blind

read it again - it says the mother - not the vet

23 posted on 12/10/2009 2:27:23 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Nachum

Dillie...she’s what’s for dinner.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 2:30:14 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Revelation 911
read it again - it says the mother - not the vet

I'm not sure what your point is. Based on the fawn's condition when the vet found it, the vet arrived at a determination that it had been abandoned by its mother because it had some condition with its eyes preventing it from following the mother.

Had the young fawn appeared healthy, the vet would have presumed the mother died thereby orphaning the fawn.

25 posted on 12/10/2009 2:37:09 PM PST by fso301
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To: Outlaw Woman
When I was a kid we had a fox squirrel that was “almost” a pet. She nested in a nail keg my father had put in a tall oak tree. We fed Ol’ Bess pecans and she would jump up on the screen door if she thought she wasn't getting her proper share. She had no problem sitting on our shoulder or knee to get her snacks but she objected to being touched otherwise. She raised a number of litters over the years, but none of her little ones were as tame as she was.
26 posted on 12/10/2009 2:38:12 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Paladin2
My 2 yr old Lab would like to have a deer for a pet too. Or a squirrel. Or a bunny.


27 posted on 12/10/2009 2:39:17 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. Bonus tag line: FAIL 246, Obama 0)
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To: diverteach

(2) Take white-tailed deer from the wild in to captivity.
The deer was born in captivity.

(B) It shall be unlawful to release or fail to prevent escape of any member of the family cervidae or their hybrids outside of a pen, fence or other enclosure.
The deer was wearing an invisible fence collar.

(E) It shall be unlawful to obtain a live, captive white-tailed deer, or apply for a permit for commercial or noncommercial propagation of white-tailed deer or their hybrids without first having the holding facility, fence or enclosure inspected by the chief of the division of wildlife or their designee.
Grandfathered into this one, see dates below.

(2) To release any member of the family cervidae or their hybrids outside of a pen, fence or other enclosure.
Invisible fence collar.

Effective: 11/24/2008
They’ve had the deer since 2004.


28 posted on 12/10/2009 2:43:51 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind)
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To: DeFault User

What a great story. Fond memories too huh? It was one of the sweetest experiences I ever had. His name was ‘Baby Boy’ and he also LOVED pecans! lol I used to cradle him like a baby and rub his little ears and he loved it. I did turn him loose after he was big enough and he came back for about 4 months and then went about making baby squirrels (I hope).


29 posted on 12/10/2009 2:51:17 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If the First Amendment is taken away, we will be forced to move on to the next Amendment)
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To: Doomonyou

“You need a deer box.”

By golly, you’re a genius. Why didn’t I think of that?


30 posted on 12/10/2009 2:54:51 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Nachum

So it’s a feces/urine laced household. Don’t eat anything from this house at a potluck! Yes they are cute but they belong in the yard. Crazy adults don’t make it the right thing to do.


31 posted on 12/10/2009 3:56:43 PM PST by Pilated
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To: Paladin2
My 2 yr old Lab would like to have a deer for a pet too. Or a squirrel. Or a bunny. The cat is too independent and doesn't want to be the dog's pet.



Ah, ha ... I've got an idea for you. Just take in a "dorm dog" over the summer, and walla, when fall comes you just might hear that the university doesn't want it back and they're going to put it in a shelter ... and then you'll have a permanent friend for your lab ...

Speaking from experience, I now love the new addition ... (and so does our lab).


32 posted on 12/10/2009 3:58:32 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: TexasRepublic
Can you housetrain a deer to use the cat box? Inquiring minds want to know.

They said that she goes on towels that she has set down in her bedroom.

33 posted on 12/10/2009 4:24:59 PM PST by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: wolfcreek
I've got a wild game marinade that Dillie would love. And I would love better.


34 posted on 12/10/2009 5:01:02 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: mlizzy
Good picture of Black Labs.

Black Labs hardly return any light and are difficult to photograph with the automatic digital cameras of today (they do make a great black/dark blue color standard to select sock pairs in the dim light of the early morning though).

35 posted on 12/10/2009 5:24:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Black Labs hardly return any light and are difficult to photograph with the automatic digital cameras of today (they do make a great black/dark blue color standard to select sock pairs in the dim light of the early morning though).

Very funny! It's good to laugh!
36 posted on 12/10/2009 5:34:23 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Rebelbase

Touche’ my FRiend!


37 posted on 12/10/2009 5:41:59 PM PST by diverteach
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To: Nachum
Butera said Dillie just spills coffee cups and glasses every now and then.

My parents had a german shepherd who's tail was a one appendage wrecking ball..........Anything and everything on tables had to be removed or risk being swept onto the floor and broken by his wagging tail.....LOL!

38 posted on 12/10/2009 5:44:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: Viking2002
Yep. Looks like about the same size as the one I put 20 gauge sabot slug through on Tuesday.

:)

39 posted on 12/10/2009 6:03:58 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Doomonyou

I think my Lab brought me the other half of that bunny last winter while we were X-country skiing.


40 posted on 12/10/2009 6:21:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2111USMC

I hope you’re planning to eat it, and didn’t just kill it for *sport*.


41 posted on 12/10/2009 7:33:00 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

It’s at the processing shop right now.


42 posted on 12/11/2009 1:02:05 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Revelation 911
now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?

Maybe she was wearing dark glasses.

43 posted on 12/11/2009 4:35:02 AM PST by twhitak
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To: twhitak

i hadnt considered that


44 posted on 12/11/2009 5:27:03 AM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: 2111USMC
Speaking of which, one of my wife's minions at work - older, retired fella - went hunting on his property last weekend and took a 6-point buck. Today he gave her a 3 lb. venison roast, already marinating in a gallon freezer bag. It'll go good with the grilled duck breast and wild rice pilaf I have planned for dinner tomorrow evening.


45 posted on 12/11/2009 3:53:03 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

Sounds good!


46 posted on 12/11/2009 3:55:37 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: 2111USMC
He's a good guy. Owns a big piece of property. During the late summer, he always sends her home with big bags of peppers, squash, cucumbers, and whatnot from his garden. Which is a good thing - I've gardened all my life, but on the property we own, I can't even grow dirt. LOL


47 posted on 12/11/2009 4:04:20 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

This is my first deer. Just picked up the venison tonight. I forget what all the cuts were he recommended. I know I got backstraps and loins, and a whole bunch of 1-lb packages of ground deer burger. I had a choice of plain or adding 10% beef or pork fat. I went with the pork fat.

The kids and wife are actually excited about trying it!

(Need to start looking up some recipes.)


48 posted on 12/11/2009 6:13:37 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: 2111USMC

We get venison now and then from the guy who hunts on our place, and backstrap is easy to fix and delicious. We have marinated it in Dr Pepper, cut it crosswise in slices about 1/2 inch thick, seasoned, floured and and pan broiled it. Only needs a couple of minutes in a hot skillet, but a meat thermometer is recommended for safety, same temps as beef or pork (about 160F).


49 posted on 12/11/2009 6:21:11 PM PST by 19th LA Inf
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To: 19th LA Inf

That sounds tasty.

Dr Pepper, eh? I’ll be darned.

I’m not really the cook around here, but my wife likes to try new things.


50 posted on 12/11/2009 6:38:46 PM PST by 2111USMC
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