Skip to comments.Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health
Posted on 01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST by Uncle Chip
An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die.
Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighbors front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand.
Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands.
Unbeknownst to them at the time, however, was that bringing the animal home with them was illegal according to the state's Department of Natural Resources, with the crime punishable by jail.
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“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against . . . We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
— Dr. Floyd Ferris “Atlas Shrugged”
They're lower than the dust.
Does the DNR go after liberals when they try to drag beached whales into the water?
Pigeons are gutter rats. Deer are wood rats.
Coyotes are not good, but they don't crash through your windshield in the middle of the night.
I guess they will need to include the police in the next remake of the Yearling.
About 8 months ago there was a prominent case posted here at FR in which the cops actually came to the house at 5 a.m. and simply BLEW AWAY the deer they’d been nursing.
No warning or anything.
Our bureaucratic idiots at work. Emailed it on. Thanks!
We call them ditch rats here. It takes $1,500 in steel to make a bumper that will save a pickup.
Expensive, and that wreaks havoc with your crumple zone should you hit something less forgiving.
I can’t imagine any jury would convict them.
Try raising orphaned RACOONS and see what reaction you get. RACOONS carry a terrible virus which has killed TWO persons in the US. They also carry rabies. AARG. They will probably die of distemper because no vet will touch them or give you the medicine to treat them.
Yet another completely stupid law. All our “legislators” have SFB (Obama for brains).
“Sorry, but if you had to pick a critter more hazardous to human life, would it be the coyote or the deer?”
Neither. It would be the self-righteous, self-appointed, nanny-state Marxist-liberals. Those rat bastards have killed more people in the past hundred years than coyotes ever could.
I'll stand beside him......
No they won't, not unless they come in contact with another raccoon that does carry the virus..........
I said “more”, not “most”. Otherwise, I agree with you.
Here’s the key phrase:
“Unbeknownst to them at the time, however, was that bringing the animal home with them was illegal according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, with the crime punishable by jail.”
This is why all you conservatives need to turn off NFL football, turn off the barbecue, stop redocorating your kitchens and stop chasing the false god Mammon.
You need to get off your fat dupas and elect a constitutional sheriff who believes in the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.
With a constitutional sheriff you can:
1. Investigate liberals in your community.
2. Throw those pigs in prison.
3. Buy surplus military arms, including mortars and machineguns.
4. Muster a division of like-minded fully-armed citizens for “emergencies” who can to tell the state DNR to KMA.
You conservatives best slap yourselves awake before you’re rounded up and hauled to “Arbeit macht frei.”
we took care of an abandoned fawn a few years ago. smart as any dog. knew its name. came when you called it. played in the sprinkler
let anyone come up and pet it. when it was time, she went back to the woods and did very well. one of the best experiences our family ever had. kept the DNR out of it as we had already heard horror stories about them shooting them in front of your kids. i would have shot back.
i think many in government want us to hate them. i even think some want to goad us into firing on them in self defense.
Spoken by a fellow criminal - But! - ONLY in the eyes of corrupt men.
Dear Lord, hear our prayer.
You can get all the *dog* distemper shots you want.
Cat vaccines seem to pretty limited and you must use the feline vax on coons.
[pet coons may possibly be why cat vax are not as easily found]
I was visiting 2 of my daughters in Dallas. One is a law student and another prelaw at SMU.. We had tickets to see Justice Scalia. He spoke on his new book, “Reading the Law”. The premis of the book is to tell lawyers and judges ‘how to’ judge (that is a very elementary explaination). One of the axioms he perports in the book is that there are laws (written code) which no reasonable person would enforce. There is a long Latin term he used, but the thrust of it was that some laws are so inane in todays parlance that it is unreasonable to be applied. Given the fact that they are bringing the case 1 1/2 years after the animal was rehabilitated it seems cruel and inhumain to euthanize a completely healthy deer. Where’s the love? But these killers of animals which have been rehabilitated by people who love them must be democrats....or as Walowitz’s mother refers to him as a putz...Democrat putz.
Yes, Nature and other life has no meaning or value, it’s all about you and your car. Congratulations: You are the living version of the liberal cartoon of the conservative as a self-centered, vicious knuckle-dragger.
Lets hear it for our brave police, keeping us safe from dangerous criminals like this.
Best Comment of the Year.
If not decade.
Thankfully I have such a County Sheriff.
Yeah, who gave them the right to exist. God? What a laugh!
“Lets hear it for our brave police, keeping us safe from dangerous criminals like this.”
Read the story again, The police officer and his wife are the ones who saved the animal.
And there it is - modern day liberalism in a nutshell...
Scum that would shoot a helpless fawn are sub human....
My family has always been in the livestock business.
My great-grandfather once took a stick after my behind when I failed to hit the ditch in a loaded grain truck in order to shoot at a passing pack of coyotes.
Old lessons die hard.
The population didn't explode and become a traffic hazard until people were regulated into not shooting and eating them.
We were equal opportunity killers in those days - deer for crop destruction, coyotes for livestock destruction.
All the activities of those animals took money out of people's pockets.