NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local woman couldn’t believe what she saw. Three deer had broken through a window at her Washington County home and started making a mess.
Not only could she not believe it, she didn’t exactly know what to do. But what she came up with did the trick.
Dorothy Pantely, 83, was standing in her hallway on the first floor of her condo in North Strabane Township Saturday when she heard the sound of glass breaking.
She couldn’t believe what she saw next.
“I started out here, and two big deer went right past the doorway where you’re standing,” said Pantely,”They were trying to find a way to get out.”
A neighbor’s condo was their first stop. The animals broke the window but couldn’t get inside because of the blinds; so they ran four doors down to the next condo with no blinds and jumped into the window
As soon as the deer came inside, Pantely rushed into the bedroom with her dog, shut the door and then ran into the bathroom.
“My hands were shaking so bad I couldn’t even dial,” said Pantely.
Fortunately, she was wearing her emergency lifeline. After pressing the button someone finally called her back.
“I told them that there was two big deer, went through my living room window. They’re in the house,” she recalled.
The frenzied deer rampaged through her home, leaving blood stains everywhere from cuts because they crashed through the window.
They also left hoof marks on her kitchen counter looking frantically for a way out.
Finally, the two adult deer jumped back out of the window. But Pantely found a small surprise, a fawn hiding in the corner.
“He was crouched down in there, just a little fellow,” she said. “He was as scared as I was.”
The fawn escaped after police opened the front door.
Since then, a cleaning service removed her blood-stained carpet and cleared away most of the damage.