Lori Jones works in a small gift and supply store at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park, a scenic getaway at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado. There, encounters with the local fauna are not uncommon, but a recent visitor in particular did stand out.
The woman was working in the store this week when, out of nowhere, a wild deer appeared at the entrance. Then, while Lori watched in amazement, the curious deer paced inside the store as if she were another customer looking at the products on the shelves.
This deer is not a complete stranger to Lori. Well, it is known that in the area there lives a family of deer, that from time to time cross the land towards a nearby field where they graze. But never before had they entered an establishment.
Lori told The Dodo:
“It was hilarious, she was looking at the sunglasses and the chips. I was laughing so hard.”
Deer goes into a gift shop and then returns with his children
So, assuming that the deer had simply lost its way, Lori decided to escort her outside, pulling her into the field with a peanut bar in her hand. But even though she thought that everything had ended there, it was not like that.
“About 30 minutes later, here comes the deer again with her whole family, I’m in the office doing inventory, and I come out to find her there. This time she brought back her twins, and this one young buck that she adopted.”
The little ones waited patiently outside.
“They were just looking in the doorway like, ‘Can we come in too?’ I said, ‘No’, It was so funny.”
It is not known why the deer showed so much interest in the store that day. Considering that they are wild animals, Lori did not want to give them too warm reception.
Finally, Lori was able to attract the curious family away from her store with the help of food, but not before taking some incredible photos up close with her phone.
“It was just a lovely thing to see, the population of wildlife here is just astounding. We have mountain lions, bighorn sheep, deer, raccoons — you name it. They have to fend for themselves. That’s nature. But I think they’re all wonderful.”