My FFL Has A Deer In His Kitchen!


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USMCsilver
August 26, 2004, 09:55 PM
I just got back from my FFL's house; had to run over there to get a gun I got out of state...

Anyhow, I am in the kitchen filling out forms, and I'm standing at his island. I see a little head peer out from around the corner, and glanced up, and looked back down at the forms b/c I knew I didn't just see what I thought I had did. Quickly, I look back up, and I'll be damned, it was a deer.

A cute little fawn buck. It's back was as high as a full-grown, healthy lab and that sucker was as friendly as could be. It came over, nudged me, and I petted it and let it lick my hand and stuff. My FFL's wife said, "Want a cookie?" and the deer perked up and came to her. She fed him an animal cracker; ironic, eh?

I asked about how they came across him, and story had it that the mother was killed somehow on a construction site. The baby was found and they called my FFL b/c they knew he was good w/ animals and had a place to house him temporarily. But, man, the kitchen? It was hilarious seeing that thing try to run on linoleum floors. Talk about scootin' around!

Anyway, that was the highlight of my day. It was so cute and friendly. I hate that the season opens up in the next few days. When I have one in my crosshairs, it will be hard to put that little deer's image out of my head.

I want a little Bambi...

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Kim
August 26, 2004, 10:50 PM
Get a pigmey goat. They are more cute and friendly. I've got one and it even rules the roost over my ole mule. Very good at weed eating.:D

reagansquad
August 26, 2004, 10:56 PM
whatever you do, don't let him release it. Imaginr if you were bow hunting and a healthy, friendly buck walked right up to you...

Psssniper
August 27, 2004, 03:38 AM
was it this one?

Caution:

link not for the kids PG 13

Spinner
August 27, 2004, 05:08 AM
Aaaawwww, now THAT is just wrong!!!!!

Spinner

Jarhed
August 27, 2004, 11:45 AM
Don't let this happen to YOUR Weimaraner.

Harry Tuttle
August 27, 2004, 12:00 PM
Mr Deer will do that once he grows up.

Several folkes have been gored by the "cute fawn" that they raised up.

Keeping a wild animal from foundling stage does not domesticate it.
It will express its wild nature. Humping the dog makes for a funny picture.
What will you do if it injures a family member? Let it go? How will it survive?

Wild animals are not pets.
Keeping them as such, makes the owner responsible for a complicated, long term project.

BeLikeTrey
August 27, 2004, 12:29 PM
I love the fact that they have taken in the little spike- but- by the same token, a deer that doesn't fear humans and in RUT is BAAAAAD news.

Ol` Joe
August 27, 2004, 12:44 PM
Here in Michigan he`d be breaking game laws. The state doesn`t allow for the keeping of wild animals with out a permit.
I had a uncle that had a bear cub taken (~2 mo old) and was on the hot seat for a bit when his boys brought it home after their hounds ran the sow out of her den while snowshoe hunting. They stopped at the local pub and told a few friends to come have a look. Word spread................
I`d have him check on your laws before he lets too many know what`s in his kitchen.

BTW the cub didn`t make it more then 2 or so weeks.....:(

auschip
August 27, 2004, 02:47 PM
I had a great aunt that would find a fawn every year (or someone would bring one to her). She would raise it, eventually feeding it carrots and such, and tying a red ribbon around it's neck. Then the next year she when it was a nice yearling she would walk out with a carrot whisper some sweet nothings to it while it finished the carrot then shoot it in the head. Man that deer tasted good.

El Tejon
August 27, 2004, 02:50 PM
I have a deer (or two) in my house. I keep it in the freezer though.:D

R.H. Lee
August 27, 2004, 02:55 PM
Then the next year she when it was a nice yearling she would walk out with a carrot whisper some sweet nothings to it while it finished the carrot then shoot it in the head.
heh. Sounds like what the liberals have planned for us.

We live on a hilltop on 6 acres, and have deer, fox, bobcat, skunk, red tail hawks, turkey vultures, etc all living on and near. SWMBO won't even let me kill the gophers. :eek:

Ktulu
August 27, 2004, 03:00 PM
Bucks can get real nasty when they get in the rut. The thing will eventually become dangerous as I hope your friend already knows.

Jim March
August 27, 2004, 04:03 PM
There ARE wild mammals that can be successfully tamed into a good long-term pet.

Deer ain't one of 'em. Neither are bears.

Sugar Gliders, sure. Most members of the weasel (Mustelid) family, esp. the larger ones: otters, fishers, etc. and their close kin the mongoose and civets. Our own Lawdog had a pet mongoose as a pet in Africa as a kid.

Believe it or not, a wolverine can be a trustworthy long-term companion :eek:.

Harry Tuttle
August 27, 2004, 04:13 PM
but don't try to domesticate a Honey Badger (http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0409/feature6/index.html )

:D

Ktulu
August 27, 2004, 04:21 PM
There ARE wild mammals that can be successfully tamed into a good long-term pet.

My wife would say that I'm not one of them.

WhiteKnight
August 27, 2004, 05:09 PM
An old family friend used to have a pet deer during her childhood. According to her, the thing would sit on their couch and watch TV with them. :eek:

WalkerTexasRanger
August 27, 2004, 06:59 PM
I wonder if the FFL has ever seen Tommy Boy? :D

SodiumBenzoate
August 27, 2004, 07:43 PM
Sugar Gliders

:confused:

mons meg
August 27, 2004, 07:52 PM
Sugar Gliders:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx/facehugger/info.html

Uncle Doj
August 27, 2004, 08:39 PM
I have an uncle in Shoshoni, Wyoming who has a buffalo in his kitchen, named Commodore. It's deader than Elvis and stuffed to boot, has been for nearly 30 years.
Uncle Jim (White of White's Sporting Goods) got the thing, thinking that he would put it downstairs in the shop. Unfortunatley, he couldn't get the Commodore down the stairs and couldn't think of anywhere else to put it.

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