CABELL COUNTY, West Virginia (WCMH)- A man in West Virginia has been charged after wildlife officials found two deer living with him inside his home.

According to the West Virginia Natural Resources Police, a complaint was received July 4, of deer being kept inside a Cabell County home. When officers arrived on scene they found two bucks inside the residence and according to police, they deer had been living inside for about a year.

The man at the residence was charged and charges are pending. In West Virginia it is illegal to confine wildlife or secure them in an area where they are not able to roam free or come and go as they please.