It felt like a normal Tuesday, but little did this author know, it would become a day I will undoubtedly remember forever … simply because 9NEWS received some of the best gosh darn wildlife photos we’ve ever seen.
But this story isn’t about me. This story is about Lori Jones. She works at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park located in Stout, Colorado (population: 47 1/2 …. Look it up).
Lori says three weeks ago, a mama deer waltzed into the store, which is at the southern tip of Horsetooth Reservoir.
That’s when she snapped photos of mama checking out sunglasses.
And weighing the pros and cons of buying junk food (you and me both, sister).
“I lured her outside with a peanut bar,” Lori wrote in an email to 9NEWS.
But, Lori would see that deer again … and there would even be a surprise. Here’s what happened next in her own words.
“Later, I was in the office checking the store stock,” Lori wrote. “I walked out and there she was with her twins and a lone buck that she nursed. I just used my phone to snap the pics. I laughed so hard!”
Her photos are nothing if not incredible. In it, you see a curious mama deer – and then some babies peering into the store to see what’s going on.
Someone needs to call the judges for the National Geographic Photo of the Year …. Stat.
Thanks so much for making our whole office smile, Lori!