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A Man In West Virginia Kept Two Deer In His Home For A Year, Police Say

The man now faces charges since confining wild animals is against the law, the West Virginia Natural Resources Police said.

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A man in Cabell County, West Virginia, kept two deer inside his home for at least a year, according to the West Virginia Natural Resources Police.

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Officers responded to the home on Saturday after receiving a complaint, police said. When they arrived, they found two bucks inside the home. An investigation revealed the animals had been living inside the home for at least a year, police said.

The deer were set free, and the man, who was not identified, is now facing charges, police said.

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Confining wildlife anywhere that they are not allowed to freely roam is illegal, police said.

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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