Mama deer wanders into gas station, comes back with the family

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Dec. 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A worker at a Colorado gas station captured photos when a deer casually wandered into the store -- and later returned with her family in tow.

Lori Jones, who works at the gas station at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park in Stout, said she was on duty about three weeks ago when the doe fearlessly wandered into the store.

Jones captured photos of the deer browsing the sunglasses and junk food sections.

"I lured her outside with a peanut bar," Jones said in an email to KUSA-TV.

Jones said it turned out not to be the last she would see of the deer -- the animal returned later in the day with her children in tow.

"Later, I was in the office checking the store stock," Jones wrote. "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!"

Photos posted to Horsetooth Store & Gas' official Facebook page show deer have previously dropped by the store -- but they normally remain outside.

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