Dauphin Island Deer Moved for Safety Reasons

Dauphin Island Deer Moved for Safety Reasons

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources removed the Dauphin Island deer—commonly known as Daisy and Darby—for safety reasons.

Officials say the deer are wild; therefore, they are unpredictable.

Daisy and Darby roamed freely on the island, and at times allowed inside homes. Children pet and fed them too.

The department is concerned over someone getting hurt by antlers or hooves.

In addition, the deer were taken from their natural habitat and brought to the island to live as pets. Both activities are illegal in Alabama.

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