A Minnesota butcher shop got a surprise lunchtime visitor on Saturday. She Said Butcher Shop in Moorhead posted a video to its Facebook page showing a deer crashing through its glass front door around noon, slipping and sliding its way to the wall on the other side.
In the comments, shop owner Melissa Evans wrote, "This was truly an ordeal, and I am not sure who was more scared at the time, me or the deer, but it was a pretty terrifying experience overall. Other than a smashed door, a hole in the wall, and a few broken plants, everything else came out unscathed, and I am thankful, because it could have been so much worse, not only with damages, but potentially could have seriously hurt someone. I hope that the deer is ok and back telling the story to her friends about the crazy experience she had today escaping the butcher. Wow! What a day."
Evans told local news affiliate WSAZ that she was in the meat processing room when the deer came in. She said, "I had no idea what was going on. I thought maybe somebody had drove through the building, or the ceiling was crashing down."
The deer left an imprint of its head on the wall it crashed into. After getting up, the stunned animal staggered around the shop, running into plants and almost going through a second window. However, the doe made its way back out the front door without causing any more damage.
No one is sure why the deer slammed through the shop door to begin with. Evans thought it may have come in to "warm up." But, she said, "I did a little research last night, and it's not very common at all for deer to do that."
Evans had to close for a day to clean up her shop and get her front door replaced. She hopes nothing like this ever happens again. While it may have been a pain, she had a great outlook on the accident: "It'll bring a lot more business; people are gonna want to come see the deer head and the hole in the wall and talk about the deer that delivered itself to the butcher shop."
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