Family cares for orphaned deer

PARMA, Ohio (AP) - A 12-pound orphaned deer is fitting in just fine with its new two-legged family.

Craig Bailes found the fawn last week, hours after its mother had been killed by a car.

He took it to his home in the Cleveland suburb of Parma where it spends its time sleeping on a bedroom chair and playing with the family dog.

The fawn is docile enough that it's even allowed one of Bailes' daughters to paint its hooves with pink glitter toenail polish.

Bailes nursed the deer with milk from a turkey baster and a baby bottle. But he knows the deer can't stay with his family. He's arranged for it to go to a wildlife preserve.

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