Friendly Deer Wanders Into A Gift Shop, Then Returns Later With Her Young

Even while wildlife encounters are routine in some parts of the country, a deer barging into a store to check out the merchandise may be too much for even a Colorado resident. However, Lori Jones experienced this shortly after starting her shift!

Lori, who works in one of the numerous stores at the Horsetooth Inn and RV Park in Fort Collins, Colorado, was having a typical day at the office. But then a young deer strolled in like she owned the room and began to look about. Lori was flabbergasted before broke out laughing at the fawn’s move. “It was hilarious,” Lori told The Dodo. “She was looking at the sunglasses and the chips. I was laughing so hard.”

The area is well known for its heavy deer population, so Lori assumed the cute creature may had lost. She then, politely escorted the deer outside, but not before offering her some cookies. 30 minutes later, though, Lori was surprised to notice not just the deer that visited her earlier, but her family too. They all came to say ‘hi’ and who knows, maybe to get some cookies, as well!

“About 30 minutes later, here comes the deer again with her whole family,” the woman explained. “I’m doing inventory in the office and come out to find her there.” This time, she brought her twins and a young buck that she had adopted.” As the mama deer approached Lori, her siblings had peacefully waited at the door. “They were just looking in the doorway like, ‘Can we come in too?’ I said, No! It was so funny.”

Of course, Lori was able to send the deer family away, only after she offered them some nuts. And since such a lovely encounter is pretty hard to believe, the woman also took some snaps of the moment. “It was just a lovely thing to see,” Lori commented. “The wildlife population here is simply astounding. We have mountain lions, bighorn sheep, deer, raccoons, and everything else. “I think they’re all fantastic.”