Skip to comments.Ohio Family Lives with Deer Friend
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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now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?
Can you housetrain a deer to use the cat box? Inquiring minds want to know.
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.
“now how could they discern that the female deer (mother) thought the fawn was blind?”
Dr. Doolittle made a house call and interpreted?
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.
They have it trained to poop on towels in one room.
Of course not. You need a deer box.
Duh. : )
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.
The owner is a Veterinarian and she called it a “farm deer” as it was born in captivity.
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.
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.
“They have it trained to poop on towels in one room.”
That’s still less poop in their house than if they watched Olbermann.
You’re probably referring to the game warden though aren’t you. They’ll be more than happy to fix things, I’m sure.
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.
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.
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.
She is cute. I am not sure about having her in the house all the time.
Or maybe a Deer John.