Oregon State Police investigating Cottage Grove teen for splinting, duct-taping deer that was struck, injured by a pickup
COTTAGE GROVE — Oregon State Police are investigating the 18-year-old son of the Cottage Grove School District superintendent and the son’s friend after the two teens attempted to play veterinarian last month to a vehicle-struck deer by duct-taping the deer’s broken legs.
The teens filmed their nighttime efforts on the social media application Snapchat. That video was later posted on Facebook.
On the video, the deer can be seen alive and alert, but badly injured. The struck deer had been lifted from the road into the pickup truck that hit the animal. The teens display their handiwork by moving the animal’s legs and pressing on what Kory Parent called the deer’s “shattered” hip.
They then blindfolded the deer, “tucked him in” with a blanket on the side of the road and left him a banana, all of which Parent narrates on the video. The deer was found dead the following morning by a neighbor, with the makeshift splint still attached.
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