SACRAMENTO, CA - A deer raised since it was a fawn by a Rio Linda family is headed back to the wild.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which tranquilized the doe and took her to one of their care facilities to be medically checked, took "Florecita" from the Cervantes family Tuesday after the agency received a report about the deer last weekend.
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In a post on its Facebook page Wednesday, DFW said after assessing the deer and talking with the family, it was determined the doe "is a good candidate for release and is now being transported to a suitable wildlife area."
Juan Cervantes, a truck driver, said he found the fawn two years at the side of the road, its umbilical cord still attached to its dead mother.