Four friends in New York are facing fines after posting pictures on Instagram with wild deer they had caught.

The men trapped one of the deer by using their car to trap it by a fence. They took the deer back to a house and took pictures with it.

The men were ticketed after environmental officers recognized them out in public from pictures that were sent anonymously.

The fines carry a maximum penalty of $250. Neither deer was harmed but environmental officers said they could have easily died from shock.