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Police Drop By, Kill Baby Deer Known As 'Giggles'
Employees at the 'no-kill' shelter were horrified.


Giggles

Maybe this is why people start anti-government militias.

A couple weeks ago, a posse of DNR game wardens and deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department stopped by the Society of St. Francis animal shelter (located about five miles southwest of Kenosha) to serve a search warrant. They had reason to believe shelter employees were harboring a wild animal, which is illegal. We've all seen the stories of the guy who has a hundred alligator corpses buried underneath his kitchen floor. Rules are rules, folks. But this time, investigators found only one wild creature. A baby deer. Named "Giggles." (h/t an investigation by WISN)

Next thing the shelter employees knew, an officer was carrying Giggles out of the park in what one described as a "body bag." 

"When I saw Giggles carried across the thing, yeah, I did cry," said the employee, Ray Schultz.

The fawn -- called "Giggles" because she made a cute little sound like laughing -- nearly slipped through the DNR's fingers. Schultz said that the next day, someone would have transported her to a shelter in Illinois that can care for wild animals legally.

Speaking with WISN, a game warden said officers only tranquilized Giggles at the shelter and didn't put her down until after moving her to a different location.








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schlitz_man_666 Posted: 8/3/2013 4:02:11 AM
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goddamn savages!
Claire Posted: 8/1/2013 11:13:21 AM
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I don't understand why they had to kill the deer at all.
Matt Hrodey Posted: 8/1/2013 11:26:17 AM
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Replying to: Claire
A game warden told WISN that this was standard procedure. A fawn this young released into the wild would likely starve on its own, and I would guess the state doesn't have the resources and/or willingness to find a deer farm willing to nurture the animal.
Claire Posted: 8/1/2013 11:34:21 AM
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Replying to: Matt Hrodey
Yeah, there definitely aren't enough plants in Wisconsin for a fawn to eat and this is most likely the first time a fawn has had to fend for itself in the wild.
Matt Hrodey Posted: 8/1/2013 11:48:37 AM
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Replying to: Claire
And this also wouldn't be the first time that a lone fawn has become lunch for coyotes.
Noodle Posted: 8/9/2013 5:11:09 PM
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Replying to: Matt Hrodey
Then so be it, that's the circle of life. Matt, aren't you supposed to be some kind of pseudo journalist? I thought Twitter was for snarky remarks. You definitly sound like a professional exchanging sarcastic remarks with this young lady. So she's sad about a defenseless baby deer being killed, so what. Why be such a jerk about it?
Matt Hrodey Posted: 8/13/2013 5:16:24 PM
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Replying to: Noodle
I am a jerk because this is the Claire that sits in the cube opposite mine, and I have no doubt that she'll get back at me, if she hasn't already.
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