SEQUOYAH, Okla. — A man was arrested after game wardens found out he was trying to keep a wild fawn.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says citizens saw the man with the baby deer and urged him to give it to a rehabilitator or the local game wardens.
The man allegedly refused and insisted that he could take care of the fawn.
Game wardens got word of the man’s intentions and tracked him down at his place of residence.
The man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Sequoyah County, reports say. The concerned citizens also told officials that the man had been drinking alcohol all day.
Along with the original arrest warrant, the man was arrested for illegal possession of the deer, driving under suspension, and transporting an open container.
A Facebook post on the department’s page reads, “Thanks to the concerned citizens the fawn has been placed with a licensed rehabilitator. If you know of someone illegally keeping wildlife contact the local game warden so the animals can be properly cared for and eventually released back into the wild where they belong!”
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