A Comox Valley resident is in hot water for trying to keep a deer fawn as a pet.

Acting on a complaint, B.C. conservation officers along with the RCMP seized the animal that was being illegally held in captivity at a home in Cumberland on Wednesday.

The resident has been charged with unlawful possession of live wildlife and ticketed $345 under the Wildlife Act.

The fawn was taken for assessment and will be rehabilitated if deemed healthy enough.

The BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding everyone to leave wildlife alone. 

If you think a fawn may be abandoned, your asked to call the #RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.