Michigan’s firearm deer season opens this Sunday, and it seems that at least one buck is trying to find a good hiding place for the next several weeks. Employees of a Grand Rapids body shop were surprised when a 13-pointer barged right into their store and promptly headed into the basement on Tuesday.
General Manager Terry Vanden Toorn said that the animal milled about in the basement for some time, failing to figure out how to get out. Employees managed to snap pictures of the deer while it lingered in the shop—and it even appears to be smiling in one of the shots.
A wildlife officer eventually arrived and tranquilized the confused buck. It was later removed from the property.
Some commenters on Facebook expressed concern about the appearance of the deer and that it may be ill, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has not made any announcements to that effect. Another Grand Rapids resident chimed in on Facebook and stated that he had seen the same buck swimming in the Grand River hours before its escapades in the auto shop, possibly contributing to its exhausted appearance.
Images from STAR Collision Carstar on Facebook