A family are inconsolable after a wildlife warden came onto their land and shottheir pet deer five times.
A warden, flanked by two colleagues, entered the Mcgaugheys’ Kansas farm and killed the deer, called Faline, apparently just 10 minutes after handing them a warning notice stating the animal was an illegal pet.
The family had looked after Faline, named after the Disney Bambi character, ever since it followed Kim Mcgaughey home.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Kim’s daughter Taryn, speaking to The Independent.
“One shot to the head would have been enough but then he shot her in the leg and four times in the back.
“He treated her like target practice.”
The family started feeding Faline two years ago, when she came in with a broken leg and then refused to leave.
The three-year-old deer apparently hated the wind, would lock the front door using her head and would often sleep in Kim Mcgaughey’s room.
“She would get on the bed and stand like she owned the place,” said Taryn Mcgaughey, a fashion, fitness and glamour model.
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