Woman leaves door open and finds group of baby deer hiding in her home

Apparently, this is what happens when you don’t close your back door during a storm:

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Ok, now before you go letting the wildlife in, just know there’s more to the story. And, no, this person doesn’t appear to be some sort of secret Disney princess.

An Imgur user – known only by the handle “Amscolie” – uploaded these photos in 2017, but she had already been friendly with the deer for quite some time.

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The bio on her Imgur profile reads:

“I’m a wildlife rehabilitator with a BA in psych, another in German and a master’s in forensic science. Currently, I work in health insurance. I clearly lack focus.”

While it appears (from her comments) that she still works in insurance, she also has a side gig (or volunteers) at the local zoo.

With 18 years of animal rehabilitation experience under her belt, it’s no wonder the animals sought out her house for shelter.

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Even her dog Quinn seems to be a fan of the deer, especially a deer that Amsciole named “Alphie.”

She likes to wait at the door for him to come by after playing with him in the yard.

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Acsciole jokingly refers to deer as “forest puppies,” which is likely why she’s not afraid to let them in and around her house.

Of course, letting wild animals inside is never a good idea and it appears not to be a habit in any way. There was just one exception, for the storm.

As the weather was getting worse, she went to check on some baby deer she had been caring for, but they were nowhere to be seen. That’s when she left her back door open.

By the time she returned, the fawns had apparently already sensed the storm – and the fact that they were welcome inside.

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While she’s taken down the post since it occured, photos and quotes remain online. According to Little Things, her post once explained:

“Recently, the back door was open as a storm was coming. The deer were nowhere to be found. Went inside, was heading to the front door, only to see them next to an end table in the living room. Told them they could sleep in the house for the night because it was going to be nasty.”

Showing just how comfortable the fawns were around her, she captioned this photo: “But how could you ever say no to a face like this?”

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We couldn’t!

These sweet photos are not the only ones Amscolie has posted to go viral.

Her engagement photos were famously interrupted by one of the deer she cared for.

And it looks like this furry creature was more than a little jealous at the possibility of having to share her attention!

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Of course, without any experience, one should never approach a deer. And leaving your door open when wildlife is around is also a bad idea. For example, one commenter had a less-than-adorable experience in a similar situation:

“Ok this woman leaves her door open and geta three lil bambis but when i do it a bobcat was is my kitchen….Now how does that work…And yes this is a true story.”


We’ll stick to keeping our doors closed!

Be sure to scroll down below to see a montage of the photos from Amscolie’s original Imgur post.

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Source: YouTube – Did You Know Animals?, Little Things, Imgur – Amscolie