A tiny gift shop got some unexpected holiday shoppers when a family of deer came by to check out the wares.
Lori Jones, who works at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park located in Stout, Colorado, snapped some delightful photos of a wild doe browsing through the shop’s aisles. But it’s what happened a short time later that had Lori laughing.
The deer appeared at the gift shop’s doorway, took a peek inside and then decided to come in.
She checked out the sunglasses rack.
And then the potato chips.
She even said “hello” to one of the customers.
Lori decided to coax the deer back outside, after her brief look around. “I lured her outside with a peanut bar,” Lori told 9NEWS.
Lori continued on with her work day, but was later surprised when her wild visitor came back – but this time with her family in tow.
“Later, I was in the office checking the store stock,” she said. “I walked out and there she was with her twins and a lone buck that she nursed. I just used my phone to snap the pics. I laughed so hard!”
Lori turned once again to the trusty peanut bar, this time luring the entire family out to the field.
It seems the visiting deer would be only natural for a town, given that it probably has more deer than people (Stout has an estimated population of 47).
But the unusual visit is sure to be a memory that Lori will cherish.