It figures. One of our finest helps a fawn, and now faces charges if he doesn't hand it over to the authorities, who very likely will euthanize it. Makes me mad. Thanks to the officer and his wife for their courage and showing compassion to a helpless animal.
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It's okay. The little guy has gone "missing".
the DNR is supported by taxes. With this publicity it would seem counter productive for them to make an issue about needing to kill a small deer.
I thought that they did not rule it out. If the animal is infected with something that would harm other deer when it is returned to the wild (its natural home) then it makes sense to kill it before it infects others. Of course, it could also be given to a "wild animal" farm where it could be hunted for "sport".
The fawn has been sighted at a Burger King in South Toledo, sitting wiht Elvis Presley.
I thought that was Elvis, but didn't know for sure. Thanks.
So it is okay or legal to save oily birds ,but it is not legal to rescue a fawn.Something doesn't seem kosher!
I think it's OK for those with permits from the government to rescue oily birds. I don't think just anyone can hose down a bird.
Terri and Charlie, the owners of Holland Huck who is the local groundhog weather forecaster, got in trouble for rescuing the baby groundhog that was abandoned because its mom was thought to have been killed by a coyote. Terri and Charlie raised the weeks-old groundhog and named him Huck. About two years later, someone reported them, and officials came and took Huck.
The government issued the Hoags the proper permit to legally own Huck. A groundhog. I think Charlie had the permit framed.
There is a woodchuck/groundhog that has taken up residence in the crawl space of my Mother's old house.Recently the neighbors told us that the woodchuck had little ones.They said there were about nine of the babies out on the driveway two weeks ago.The animal control people were called and they said that there was nothing they could do.Maybe I should have told them I was harboring a family of woodchucks and then maybe they would have came to remove them.I do not want to pay what it cost for an exterminator to catch these animals.What good is animal control if not for these reasons.Are dogs the only thing they worry about?
jr: glad you brought up Huck :) was going to do the same. They have a book they display for groundhogs day giving the full story and is illustrated hehe. Can't wait to go back next year.
Great article in the local paper from the outdoor writer. Let nature take it's course.
it's so hard for most humans to resist saving babies of anything, we need to recognize that and let the cop be, and move on. if the fawn really did run away, he's dead for sure (unless some one else finds him) and if they gave him away, the person hiding him will be found out sooner or later, ya can't hide a grown deer for very long.
Another reason to fire Pollick. I never did like him anyway - Pollick and Papa Doc Skeldon should retire quietly to the Philippines where they can shoot dogs, cats and endangered species all they like. With any luck they'd both end up in their uncles gunny sack.
I think I missed the report of the killing of endangered species, could you reference it?
Very bad PR for the state. They could have handled this much better and not come off as insensitive bastards.
I know the local wildlife supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources. He is honestly a very nice guy.
My guess is that he has been stuck between a rock & a hard place. I would guess that he is expected by the State to do his job within certain specifications, whether or not its something that he personally wants to do. (Again, this is just a guess based on knowing him - I've not had any specific conversations with him about it.)
jeez, jack, I totally agreed with what Potlick said, it's the reality of the deal mnost people lose sight of. why you so crabby alla time? ;p
why you so crabby alla time?
I've stopped drinking.
Be something if the "baby" (after gaining size) lashed out with its hooves, killed a person (maybe a kid), and then the media would be all over the DNR for not doing its job. What a bunch of hypocrites.
Wild animals have not been kept in captivity generation after generation (like dogs). The instincts to protect themselves at all cost have not been bred out of them (unlike a dog). We want a dog that will slavishly lay down its life for us, a "good" dog, not a "wild" deer that will crush our skull with its hooves to protect itself.
It seems like the Ohio Deparment of Natural Resources has trouble understanding one kind of nature - human nature.
Thay need to back off this one. They've made their point. Man should not intervene - anymore than man already has.