WATCH: A curious deer briefly wanders into Discovery Trekking Outfitters in Campbell River.
A store in Campbell River had a four-legged customer Tuesday afternoon.
Leslie Hanes, the owner of Discovery Trekking Outfitters on Ironwood Road in Campbell River, captured video of the deer entering the store at around 1:30 p.m.
Hanes said staff were in the cut/sew operation area in the back when they heard a bell indicating someone was coming into the store.
A store clerk then went to the front of the business and saw the animal.
A total of five people watched the deer briefly look around the front of the store. Hanes took the video of the animal on her iPad, which she had with her.
“The deer was extremely calm, I was about six to 10 feet away and just talking to it,” Hanes said.
Hanes said she didn’t want the deer to be scared as there is a road right in front of the store but luckily, the deer became interested in some Yucca flowers in Hanes’ garden out front.
“It slowly backed up, ate a few flowers then crossed the road,” Hanes said.
She added that a few years ago, deer were not often seen, but now groups of deer are a common sight in the downtown area.
“We thought the experience was lovely, but do worry about the safety of the animals, and if they are getting too plentiful in the cities,” Hanes said.