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Injured Deer Nursed Back to Health In Russian Family's Home

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    In a forest in Russia, one local woman says she found an injured young roe deer and that it now lives like a domestic pet in her family's home. The deer is back to full strength after being fed for several months on baby milk formula. (Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016)

    A young deer found injured in a forest in the Urals region of Russia and rescued by a local woman, demonstrated on Sunday how it now lives like a domestic pet, demanding cuddles and having the run of house.

    Irina Russkikh found the roe deer injured and dehydrated in the forest.

    Four-month-old Mila's now back to full strength - thanks to being fed for several months on baby milk formula.

    Mila likes to play with a calf called Malysh (Little One).

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    The family is going to adopt Mila as a domestic pet after nature reserves and zoos refused to take her.

    Russian law states wild animals must live in a natural habitat, but in this case authorities have made an exception.