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Deer crashes through bedroom window in Lafayette

The Associated Press
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) ” Run-ins in between wildlife and people are on the rise this spring. Just ask Louis Gaz, who saw a deer crash through a window and into a bedroom in his home.

“I just saw this brown flash going my direction,” said Gaz, 76, who was outside with a friend on Saturday when the deer burst into his house in Lafayette, about 20 miles north of Denver.

Gaz said he tried to get the deer to leave through a door, but it eventually bolted back through the jagged hole in the window, leaving blood, fur and broken glass behind.

The limping and scratched deer then jumped into the back yard of one of Gaz’s neighbors, Rachel Ellis, and stayed for two days, apparently recovering.

Ellis, 21, said the animal seemed panicked at first, hiding behind trees.

“But by the second day, she felt more comfortable. We didn’t go outside, and we let her have her own space,” she said

Police told the family not to give the deer food or water so it would leave on its own. Monday morning, it was gone, Ellis said.

Another deer was struck by a vehicle in nearby Boulder Saturday, killing the deer, injuring the driver and backing up traffic on busy Foothills Parkway.

Mindy Crane, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, said deer and elk have been spotted farther east than usual this spring. She speculated that animals could be looking for food in lower elevations after a snowy winter in the northern Colorado mountains.

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