A Montcalm County woman has been accused of taking four fawns from the woods and giving them to family friends as pets.
Authorities say the woman called the Michigan Department of Natural Resources May 18, and said she discovered a fawn whose mother wasn’t around. DNR Sgt. Ron Kimmerly says the woman was told to put the fawn back where she found it. The department later received a complaint about a woman posting pictures on social media of a fawn that appeared to be inside a home.
Kimmerly says the woman later took triplet fawns from the woods and gave them away as pets.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that the woman was charged and fined $575.
One fawn was released. The other three fawns were taken to a wildlife rehabilitation specialist, but one died on the way. (AP)