Family raises rescued deer as pet

Roe deer found injured, dehydrated

By Cathleigh Winningham - Producer

SVERDLOVSK REGION, Russia - When it comes to pets, most people usually choose dogs or cats. But one family in Russia has decided to go with something a bit different. 

The Russkikh family is raising a roe deer as a domestic pet. 
 
The 4-month-old deer named Mila was found in the Urals region of Russia dehydrated and injured. 
 
After rescuing the deer, the family decided to raise Mila as a pet after nature reserves and zoos refused to take her. 
 
Russian law states wild animals must live in a natural habitat, but they have made an exception for Mila. 
 

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