An Amherst man arrived home from work Tuesday to discover an uninvited guest had crashed his house, visiting briefly in the dining and living rooms before leaving.
"There was blood over the carpeting, paw prints on the rug and deer hair on the walls," said Robert Schrecongost of 1227 Randwood Drive.
The deer apparently smashed its way through the Schrecongost's front window some time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to police reports.
"We spent three hours cleaning it up," Schrecongost said Wednesday. He said the deer must have left through the window it came in through.
Schrecongost's property abuts the Margaret Louise Nature Preserve on Hopkins Road, between Klein and Dodge roads.