Oh DEER! One of our bus drivers with a heart of gold, spotted a young deer with its foot snagged in a fence, along her route. That was last Monday, and she tried to get someone from DNR to free the deer. Nothing happened. She mentioned the situation to the bus drivers at the bus barn, after 3 days. This morning I asked her about the deer, and she said that it was still hung up on the wire. I said, "okay,.... I'm going for a drive and see what I can do".
I can't bear to see an animal suffer, so I drive out to the Madison County line, and locate the deer in the fence. It still , unbelievably , looked in good shape, other than its cut up foot.
After freeing the leg, the deer couldn't run, as its leg was numb from being caught in the wire for five days. I didn't want it to get run over on the road, so I picked it up and put it in a mowed hay field. I hope that Mama deer finds it and it recovers from the past several days of agony.
Re: Oh, Deer!
Re: Oh, Deer!
The lady driver called the DNR several times and got nowhere. They said that they might check it out after the 18th, as they were too busy to deal with it. Then she called the sheriff's office and they said that they would go out and shoot it if they get a chance.
That is when she told us drivers about it. She felt awful that the kids on the bus kept seeing that little deer hanging on the wire.
That is why I took care of it myself. I can't believe that no one on that road bothered to free it.
I told my veterinarian about it, and showed him a video of it moving around, and he was pretty mad that no one at the DNR would bother to take care of it. He was sure that it had hip displacia from hanging so long and he said that he would go out into the hay field, and if he could find it, humanely put it down. The deer would never use that leg again and die slowly.
I am so angry that, as usual, government people lets things suffer, because they just don't give a damn. I felt so sorry for that deer. I spent a long time with it petting it and talking to it, trying to make it feel better. 😞