by Shawn Skipper - Friday, January 10, 2014
Any self-aware homeowner worries about the chance that a bump in the night could turn out to be a real threat. As unfortunate as it is, sometimes that turns out to be the case. A Minnesota couple, however, recently had a run in with a different breed of intruder—a very lost deer.
According to reports, 60-year-old Jon Linnell of Warren, Minn., was awoken in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 by his wife, who told him that a deer had broken into their home. Sure enough, Linnell entered his living room to see a young doe, which had apparently come bursting through the house's sliding glass door just a few moments prior.
Linnell, who WDAZ TV reported is an avid hunter, immediately tried to the corral the deer and get it out of his house. After a bit of a wrestling match, he was able to grab the doe by the legs and drag her back outside, where she was set free.
Afterwards, the couple called alerted local wildlife officials, who surveyed the incident and later tracked and located the animal. She was just fine, and won't face any breaking and entering charges. WDAZ has pictures of the scene. As I've noted before, deer don't particularly like windows.
Keep an eye out, folks. Those furry intruders don't necessarily know what the Brink's sign in your yard means.
Oh, and as a general update—there won't be another Wilder World Outdoors for at least another week or two. The reason? Our impending trip to SHOT Show 2014!
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