DNR advising people to avoid beach-going deer in Saugatuck

A deer walking around the beach on July 9, 2019 in Saugatuck, Mich.

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is advising people stay away from the deer that keeps turning up at the beach in Saugatuck.

Over the weekend, the deer was recorded walking up to groups of people and in the water at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

A DNR spokesperson said anyone who encounters the deer should let it remain wild and not touch, feed or go near it.

The department is monitoring the deer and would consider tranquilizing it and relocating it if behavior changes.

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2 comments

  • siddigfan

    Why not tranq it and find it a nice home in a sanctuary or deer park or zoo where, hopefully, morons won’t use its friendliness against it to shoot it in the Fall?

    • Im a Loser

      My guess is a moron feed the thing and it has become accustomed to people. Wonder how friendly it will be during
      the rutt. Or seeing how very odd it is walking into a group of people it probably had something wrong with it. Ehd will cause a deer to suffer dementia and as the body breaks down and temp rises they seek out water where soon die. Look to be s bit under weight

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