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Some animals should NOT be kept as pets—as one guy in Cabell County discovered earlier this week.

West Virginia Natural Resources Police responded Monday to a complaint that a man in Cabell County was keeping deer inside his mobile home. Sure enough, he was.

And yes, that’s illegal. “It is illegal,” police wrote on Facebook, “to confine wildlife or secure them in an area where they are not able to roam free or come and go as they please.”

The good news is the deer, including a six point buck, were set free. The man is pending prosecution. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that “illegal possession of wildlife is a misdemeanor offense that carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 100 days in jail.”

 

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