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Small deer found in Oakland Park

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A small deer found in Oakland Park. A small deer found in Oakland Park.

DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Somebody's pet deer was discovered running loose in Oakland Park.

The deer was found in some bushes near Northwest 54th Street and First Avenue, two weeks ago.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took the animal in to an animal sanctuary in Davie. They admit that they had never seen a tiny deer like this before. "Some people spotted this animal and called another rehab center and said they saw a little deer in Downtown Fort Lauderdale," said Flamingo Gardens director of animal care Michael Ruggieri. "They're going, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry it must have been a small dog. It wasn't a deer.'''

The deer is native to south Asia and is most likely a pet that escaped from a back yard.

The owner will be allowed to have it back once she obtains the proper permits.

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