Young Deer Hangs Around Ottawa County Neighborhood

NUNICA, Mich. – A group of neighbors in Ottawa County got an unexpected visitor on New Year’s Eve.

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15 comments

  • Sandie

    People on Reindeercam.com are looking to find a home for this animal….NOT kill it…..I'm not with them but am a HUGE fan of their care of Russell the white tail deer and all of the other animals.they care for in western Michigan…..I hope someone there sees this or one of the other posts and be able to do something about it….If not, I'm sure someone will find a place for him…..I pray that they will…………

  • donna

    no they dnr wont let him go to pay to hunt
    i live in nunica and this baby has been living in woods behind my house since he was born, not sure what happened to his mom , we been keeping food in the woods hoping to discourage him from roaming but hes all over town and not afraid of people at all. I will miss his visits but am happy he will be safe

  • Lindsay Kus

    Sandie, DNR has a plan to help rehab this deer, so when he gets old enough he can join a herd once again and be able to survive. Thanks for caring.

  • Ashleigh

    This deer has NEVER been in a herd! It's WHOLE life it's been around people, I know because my dad nursed it from week one of this lil guys life!! He's almost a year old we found him with his cord still attached, his mom never came back for him so instead of letting him die my dad took care of him. My dad isn't around at the moment( for the past two months) but that's why he's been wondering around because my dads not there to look after him. Glad to know he's safe ♥ His names "Bucky" by the way!!!!!!!

  • Trisha

    Lindsay- so did the DNR take him? Just wondering because my daughter is attached to him and wants to know if he is gone. Thanks

    • Lindsay

      Hey Trisha,
      DNR was planning on coming out today, but I haven't received confirmation that it happened. Sorry to disappoint your daughter. He is a cute little guy and easy to get attached to! A deer rehab expert was looking at taking him, so he can eventually be introduced into a herd. They're worried once he becomes of age he could be dangerous to people and wouldn't have survival skills. I'll let you know if I hear anything. One neighbor told me he was in her yard this afternoon.

  • Kim

    He was in our yard this morning.. I think he's getting a little territorial though, my kids were on their swingset and he kind of ran at them a few times, and kicked up a bit. I think it would definitely be in everyone's best interest if he gets placed somewhere soon.

    • Trisha

      He does that when the kids yell at him too much. He likes calm people. You can return him to 2nd and South. We will welcome him back:)

  • Donna

    I hear you Trisha, Im on the corner of South and Apple Drive and he was here just before Christmas "helping" me carry groceries in and I paid him with a peanut butter sandwich.

    • Trisha

      Donna, I am the one that walks the yellow lab all the time. He was always trying to "help" me walk my dog with my two young kids in tow. He loves my daughter. She would sit in our front yard on the weekends waiting for him to show up. She keeps on asking where he is.