Police: Man arrested for riding on young mule deer’s back

RILEY, Ore. (AP) — Police say a young man was arrested after he was caught on video riding on the back of a mule deer that was trapped in a fenced area in rural eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say Jacob Belcher was arrested Friday in Harney County and charged with wildlife harassment and animal abuse. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer. Police say someone sent the state police’s Fish and Wildlife division a video of Belcher climbing onto the young mule deer buck and riding the animal, which appears exhausted. Police say the deer was eventually freed.