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Michigan family allowed to keep pet deer Published: June 26, 2013

A Michigan family has won a fight with the state government to keep a deer they have raised since it was a fawn, reports ABC News.

The family, whose identity has not been publicly released, rescued the deer, who they named Lilly, five years ago after its  mother was hit by a car immediately following her birth, ABC affiliate WXYZ reported.

Because Michigan law maintains that only licensed rehabilitators can legally possess wildlife, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources wanted to remove Lilly from her owners which sparked a wave of outrage on the internet.

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