Monday, August 4, 2008
Keeping a deer as a pet illegal in Florida
In the past year in Northwest Florida, wildlife authorities have found five people keeping deer as pets, according to an article Northwest Florida Daily News. Keeping a deer as a pet is illegal and is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and up to six months in jail. Like any wild animal, the article stresses that deer are unpredictable and do not make good pets. The article describes a deer that was found wearing a collar that attacked a four-year girl and a man who received a number of puncture wounds on his chest from a deer that was being kept as pet.