Jamestown resident ticketed for keeping fawn on second floor of house

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 28, 2015, volunteer Ivette Portela bottle feeds a young fawn at the Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue in Loomis, Calif. California's historic drought has caused a scarcity of food in the wild that has been blamed for unusual animal activity. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Jamestown resident mistakenly thought it was legal for him to keep a fawn in his residence for up to six weeks and then release it into the wild.

The DEC received a complaint of a city resident keeping a whitetail deer fawn in his residence on the second floor. An environmental conservation officer responded to the residence on June 9, where he met with the resident.

The officer took possession of the fawn and issued the resident a ticked for illegal possession of protected wildlife.

The fawn was found to be in good health and was released back into the wild.

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