A South Carolina put yellow bands around their pet deer so local hunters would know not to kill it. (1…
9659003) A South Carolina family who adopted a pet card, asks local hunters not to kill it, according to a Facebook post.
The family said they allow “George” to walk freely around their Chester County property and beyond. But as the region is getting deeper in the hunting season, they felt forced to warn local hunters, the state reported.
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“Local hunter … Please do not push (7-point deer) with the yellow tape around his rifle,” read. “If you see him, it’s George!” Read a post from Kena Lucas Funderburk. “If you happen to see George, we’ll also send a message and let us know where! Very interested in seeing how far he travels this season”
The post ended with “#dontshootGeorge”.
The family said they adopted the deer after the mother was hit by a car, the state reported. They said that the animal formed relationships with their children and their pets when they became older. When it was grown, the family gave the deer free walking, even far beyond their property. They said that the deer would leave for three to six month stretches but always returned to their house.
Kena said that local hunters have responded positively to family messages, with most saying, “You get a passport from us.”
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She said a hunter saw the deer on Monday 15 miles from their home because of the yellow tape on their spines.