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Officers intentionally kill pet deer in front of horrified owners

By Mason White 7:31 PM January 9, 2017
Faline the pet deer
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The owners of a pet deer in Kansas, are angry after officers intentionally killed the animal in front of their eyes.

Kim Mcgaughey of Ulysses, said that she is devastated after watching game wardens shoot and kill her pet deer named Faline.

Mcgaughey named the deer Faline, after Bambi’s friend. Bambi was a popular Disney movie. Mcgaughey’s neighbors found the deer before it began following her.

She then had an instant connection to the animal and decided to keep it as the family pet. Her daughter, Taryn Mcgaughey, has an 8-year-old son who loved playing with the deer.

Game wardens became involved after Kim published a post on Facebook, asking if someone had seen the deer, following its disappearance from the property.

Kim got a ticket for “illegal possession of wildlife without permission,” as a result of the post. Three game wardens arrived at Mcgaughey’s house and determined that it would not be safe to catch the deer.

There was concern that the deer might be carrying a chronic liver disease for which live deer cannot be tested. Taryn Mcgaughey recorded the wardens fatally shooting the animal.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said that in the past, pet deer have killed two people in the state.