BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - When it comes to viral animal images, the Butte County Sheriff has launched some competition with Chico Police.
It's not unusual for law enforcement officers to encounter wildlife from time to time, but this encounter in Butte County was very unusual.
On Tuesday evening, A deputy conducted a traffic stop and was surprised when she found a live deer in the vehicle. The Deer's name was 'Elaine.'
The deputy contacted the Department of Fish and Wildlife, as a reminder, having a wild animal as a pet is illegal.