We can understand the benefit of having most pets. Dogs make you feel like a rock star every time you walk in the door, fish are fun to look at, and cats...well, people seem to like 'em.
What we can't figure out, however, is why a Pinal County man would keep a non-indigenous deer as a pet at his San Tan Valley home.
Yesterday, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office received a call saying there was a "moose or deer" running in the road near Skyline Ranch Elementary School.
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Officers blocked roads so the deer wouldn't get hit by cars before it made its way its way into the desert.
The Fallows deer -- as the one parading its way around the elementary school turned out to be -- is not indigenous to Arizona. It's native to Europe but has recently found its way to parts of the United States. The nearest habitat for a Fallows is Texas.
How one ended up someone's pet in Pinal County is still a mystery.
The Sheriff's Office says the deer belongs to a man living in the area. The Arizona Game and Fish Department plans to issue him a citation.