For the second time this month, someone has attempted to rescue a young wild animal, and thereby actually putting it in more danger. Today, a family showed up to Lip Rippers Bait and Tackle near Shoshoni with a baby antelope in their car. Crystal Knigge said the family traveling through stopped at her shop asking for help reaching Wyoming Game & Fish. Crystal tells County 10 that the family picked up the baby because they were afraid it was going to get hit by a car. She said that seeing this after Yellowstone incident involving a baby bison
she was "kind of disgusted by it." The antelope was reportedly hanging out
with the family in the front seat of the vehicle, sitting in laps and in
contact with a dog.
Crystal did contact G&F, the family was issued a citation, and she said G&F
is going to attempt reintroduce the young antelope to its herd. Because of
the close contact with humans and canines, it is unknown if the antelope's
mother will take it back.
At this point it is unknown where the family was from, by Crystal did say
the vehicle had Wyoming plates.
*photo h/t Crystal Knigge / Pitchengine Communities*
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