2 cited after bringing “pet” fawn into Georgia Walmart, sheriff says

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are in hot water after they brought their “pet” fawn into a Georgia Walmart.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said they got a call about the baby deer at an Augusta-area store.

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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office called Game Warden Saxon Campbell, who was able to track the two people down and confiscate the deer.


The deer was then turned over to a local licenses wildlife rehabilitator. Both people were cited for being in possession of wildlife without a permit.

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“This is a good time to remind everyone that just because you find a fawn “abandoned” by its mother, it most likely has just been left alone until she returns and should never be moved,” the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said.