This is the incredible moment a mother deer stops by a gift show before heading back to the gate with her kids.
Shopping is probably at the top of everyone’s to-do list as the holidays are fast approaching, and this mother deer is certainly no exception.
It all happened at the Horsetooth Inn and RV Park in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the staff at the time was Lori Jones.
As this location is nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, sightings of local wildlife are quite common, but this is far from the norm.
It all started when Lori looked up and spotted the wild deer by the door, and she couldn’t believe it, it started walking inside, like a customer browsing the shelves.
“It was hilarious, and she was looking at the sunglasses and chips. I was laughing so hard,” she said.
Lori really recognized this particular deer; she is the strong mother figure of a known deer family in the area.
She often caught them going to a nearby field to graze but never had a deer enter the building before, let alone browse the store shelves.
So Lori assumed the deer was lost, and so she stepped out from behind the counter and escorted the deer outside, luring her with a peanut bar.
Little did she know, this was definitely not the end of it.
“About 30 minutes later, the deer was here again with her whole family. I was in the office for an inventory, and I went out to find her there. This time she brought back her twins and a small child she adopted. ”
The mother returned to the store, and the children were already waiting at the door.
“They just look in the doorway like, ‘Can we come in too? “I said, ‘No,'” Jones recalled. “So funny.”
More than simply scouring the shelves in search of a bargain, the deer somehow showed an interest in this particular shop.
It’s not clear why they were here, Lori didn’t want to appear too friendly since they were still wild, so she did the same to the mom.
She grabbed another peanut but lured the group to nearby fields, and with a clapping of her hands, sent them running back into the woods.
“It was just a lovely thing to see. The wildlife here is amazing. We have mountain lions, bighorn sheep, deer, raccoons – you name it. They have to fend for themselves. That is the essence. But I think they are all great. ”