*rudolph.

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a white-tailed deer startled shoppers

after it wandered in and strolled the aisles in a dollar general store

it seems even mother nature can’t resist low prices.

Shoppers were joined by an unexpected patron Friday when a female white-tailed deer wandered into the Dollar General store in Jackson, Michigan.

“I was shopping and I heard a commotion coming from the front of the store,” said Connie MacGuinness, a customer in the store at the time. “I heard people calling out ‘Oh no!” MacGuinness turned around to see the deer walking straight toward her down the aisle, she said. “I was stunned for a quick minute, then got out my phone.”

A report of the animal’s escapades reached the Jackson Police Department. Police and Fire Services Director Elmer Hitt said within a few minutes, officers from JPD and Jackson County Animal Control arrived to help lead the doe back out of the store. “It seemed as scared as we were, but it didn’t run around or seem upset,” MacGuinness said.

Another shopper told MacGuinness they saw the deer walk into the store through the open sliding door at the front of the building.The deer was in the building for about 20 minutes before police guided it outside an open door by barricading the aisles with boxes and carts.

*note: my personal theory is that rudolph had a lot of shopping to do,

hoped to beat the black friday crowd in november,

wanted to fly under the radar, and stock up on some good deals.

unfortunately rudolph is now such a celebrity

that it’s hard to be out in public

without being noticed and posted about on social media. – beth

 

“i’m like rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. if i’m not ready, the sled isn’t going to go.

-kevin garnett, nba championship player

 

 

credits: photo – connie macguinness, mitchell kukula, mlive.com, jackson police and fire

78 responses »

  1. Poor Rudolph. Maybe he got his months mixed up? Thought it was November not August, and realized he was way behind on the upcoming holiday shopping? What I love most about this story is the kindness of humans to other animals, helping them out of an awkward situation, and bringing them back to safety. xo

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  2. I well remember the time in the 1970s that a white-tailed deer walked into a high-end department store called Sakowitz on NASA Road l. There was a lot more country in the area then, and far more deer. The store had one of those revolving doors, and the deer figured it out perfectly. Today, the area deer don’t need to go shopping. NASA has a nice herd right across the road.

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