Video Shows Deer Jumping Over Carts in Louisiana Store Before Fleeing Through Window

A spooked deer trapped in a Louisiana store jumped over shopping carts before fleeing through a window, footage shows.

In a video shared on Facebook by Lisa Lindsey, the deer can be seen running around the Liquidation Outlet in West Monroe.

In the Facebook post, which can be found here, Lindsey said: "Never know what you will see while shopping... Deer joined us while shopping, busted in the front glass door and busted out the side window when leaving."

At the beginning of the video, concerned voices can be heard in the background as the deer runs around looking for a way out. Lindsey, who is filming the video, says: "He's just a little deer."

The deer continues to run around the store as a man in the background shouts: "Open the door!"

Lindsey follows the deer with the camera as it makes its way to the front of the store.

The deer, however, misses the exit and jumps up over a row of shopping carts. It bumps into the window and falls down.

It begins banging itself against the window in a struggle, and eventually manages to smash the window, creating a way out.

The deer then escapes through the break in the window and can be seen fleeing across the store parking lot.

In a comment on the Facebook post, Lindsey said that other customers were "freaking out".

She also said that customers wanted to call "the law" to come and remove the deer.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimate the deer population in the state to be at least 500,000. The most common species found in Louisiana is the white-tailed deer.

This is not the first time an incident like this has occurred in Louisiana.

In November 2021, Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had to euthanize a deer after it charged into a hospital.

The authorities thought that the deer had been struck by a car before it entered the hospital and stumbled its way through the front entrance. The deer then ran up the wrong side of an escalator to the second floor.

According to the Humane Society, as cities and towns develop and make changes to the landscape that make it more attractive to deer, the inevitable result is a growing number of human deer conflicts.

It said that one of the most sustainable ways to resolve conflict between deer and humans is to promote policies of co-existence.

Newsweek contacted Liquidation Outlet West Monroe for comment.

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A stock photo shows a white-tailed deer. They are the most common species of deer in Louisiana. EEI_Tony/Getty Images