Man cited for shooting, killing Livingston’s pet deer “Butterbeans”

“Butterbeans” was a doe and pet deer many in the Livingston & Satsuma areas were familiar with in Livingston Parish. Tuesday morning, she was shot and killed.

In fact, the young deer was lovingly named “Butterbeans” and would go anywhere she pleased like people’s yard and even inside Sheri’s Daiquiris on Christmas day.

“We were standing outside and we see all these cars in the parking lot and I saw a deer. He came right up to and started sniffing my pocket. I started petting the deer. I went inside to tell my fiancé to come outside and the deer followed me inside the daiquiri. He hung out with us for about 40-45 minutes. I guess she came in for a deer,” said Brent Milton, Sheri’s Daiquiris’ manager.

Around 10am on Dec. 27th, Wildlife & Fisheries had an agent in the Satsuma/Livingston area for the purpose of catching Butterbeans and put her in a deer pen. When he was about 50 yards behind her, he heard a gunshot and saw the doe on McArthur Dr. in Satsuma with a fatal gunshot wound.

The agent made contact with Chad M. Blythe, 53, of Satsuma, at his home and he admitted to shooting the deer with a .22 caliber rifle from his front porch. 

Blythe was cited for hunting without basic hunting and deer hunting licenses, hunting across a public road and hunting deer without deer tags. Officials say Blythe said he was trying to harvest a deer.


“I’m really frustrated and aggravated. If the guy really wants to kill a deer, then go in the woods and kill a deer. There are so many people in the past 4-5 days posting pictures and videos of this deer playing with their kids. This guy didn’t need to go kill a deer in the street. Everyone knew this deer was harmless and more like a pet,” said Milton.

The WLF agent seized the deer and donated it to a local family.

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