Deer follows mail carrier on route

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - A deer in Pocahontas has been visiting children at a local school and now it has begun following a mail carrier.

According to several people, the animal follows the postal worker all the way to each mailbox and refuses to leave her side.

"The deer was coming right after her," said Clara Ellis, who witnessed the encounter.  "We were trying to get it to where it would leave her alone, but it wouldn't."

The postal worker does not feed the deer and neighbors have tried to distract it from her by feeding it.

Those in the neighborhood said Wednesday the animal spent nearly three hours roaming the area.

One woman said she hopes the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will take the deer to be released back into the woods.

"Take him out to old Davidson field and turn him out there in the woods or something," said Vina Burton.

I spoke to the Randolph County office at AGFC and at this time they have no plans to release the deer.

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