Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Point Buck and Deputies

Recently Deputies Burkey and Chellis encountered something out of the “norm”. A motorist reported a 12 point buck standing in the roadway on Overton Rd. Upon arriving at the scene the deputies found that the deer seemed oblivious to its surroundings and showed no fear of humans or vehicles.

The deputies reported that the deer was salivating profusely and had a large growth on its neck. After being unsuccessful in getting the deer to return to the woods the deputies consulted with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and a decision was made to dispatch the animal. The deer was then taken to ODNR for testing.