A South Carolina family that has adopted a pet roe asks local hunters not to kill them, according to a Facebook post
The family says they allow "George," to move freely in her Chester County property and beyond. But as the region moved deeper into the hunting season, they felt compelled to alert local hunters, the state reported.
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"Local Hunter … Please do not shoot (7 (dot deer) with the yellow ribbon around his antlers," read the post. "If you see him "His George!" read a post by Kena Lucas Funderburk, "If you happen to see George, shoot us a message and let us know where! Very interested to see how far he is traveling this season"
The post ended #dontshootGeorge.
The family said they adopted the deer after their mother was hit by a car, The State said, saying the animal was bonding with her children and her dog as she got older. When it was fully grown, the family allowed the deer to move freely, even far beyond their property, saying that the deer would go for three to six months, but always returned to their home.
Kena said Local hunters would have a positive attitude towards Message from the family responded, with most saying, "You'll get a passport from us."
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She said a hunter had discovered the deer on Monday, 1