Rudolph the deer on death row
The quest to save a baby deer continues after a teenager found the fawn in bushland near Mansfield and looked after it – before authorities seized it.
Andrew Foots, 19, is taking the matter to court after the resources department won a court order last week to kill the deer, which is called Rudolph.
The appeal won’t happen until February, with the animal being kept in a secret location.
‘I could not tell you how they found out … all they said was they had their resources,’ Andrew told Justin and Kate on 3AW Breakfast.
‘He’s a pretty cool animal. I spent a lot of time feeding him water and that.’
Kate: I have to ask, was he called Rudolph before the Herald Sun caught onto the story?
Click play for the full interview.