A sad ending to a rather sad story we told you about on Wednesday involving a young injured deer that spent three days in a Penticton family's backyard.
Crystal Spencer, a mother of four young children, spent three days watching from her kitchen window as young deer, estimated to be roughly 2 or 3 years old, sat injured in her backyard, her children curious and asking why the deer was just sitting there.
Spencer and her children even tried to give the deer food and water, but the animal would not respond.
Spencer says the animal was finally dealt with on Wednesday.
"After talking to you guys (Bell Media Radio) and going through the channels with the SPCA, they finally came and got the deer, they had to put it down," Spencer told AM1150 News in Kelowna.
While she wasn't there to see the Conservation Officers deal with the animal, she says the deer is now gone, but the hard part was how to tell her children.
"Everyday they'd ask, why is the deer still here?" says Spencer. "I just told my kids that she went with her family now."
It appears the deer had broken its leg while trying to hop a nearby fence, and sat there suffering for the past three days.
The question is, why had Conservation Officers not come to deal with the animal for three days?
Spencer says because the animal was partly on her neighbour's land, Conservation Officers won't act without the homeowner's permission.
By: Craig Power, AM1150 News, Kelowna