Little Bambi loved sweet tea. He loved to frolic with the children of Windy Bay, the Manitoba Hutterite colony that adopted the abandoned fawn. He even followed a crowd into church one Sunday, much to the community's delight.
And then, one day, conservation officers came to town and shot Bambi dead, the Brandon Sun reports. It happened just yards from homes as families watched.
"It isn't always a Disney-type outcome," Jack Harrigan, Manitoba's director of conservation compliance, told the newspaper.
Some residents told the newspaper that they watched in horror as the deer was killed just yards away.
According to the Sun, the deer was abandoned by its mother and found by a member of the community. They raised him, naming him Bambi in a cruel twist.
But when the deer got older, it grew small button horns and some residents became concerned.
Manitoba Conservation was contacted, but instead of taking Bambi to aRead More »from Real-life Bambi shot dead in front of adopted Manitoba community