You never know when hitting the record button on your phone will translate into something that makes a stranger's day. In the case of an Idaho resident who was visited by a herd of darling deer, it made a whole bunch of people's days.

One of the great things about living in my neighborhood is the wild animals. I live about fifteen minutes out of town in a quiet neighborhood that gets a fair amount of wild visitors on a daily basis. Everything from deer to foxes, and raccoons to the occasional wild turkey, our security cameras alert us to creatures scampering across our property almost nightly.

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I've had the good fortune of capturing some pretty cool stuff on my phone's recorder over the years in the way of animals, and sometimes you don't have to go looking for them. Instead, they come and seek you out. That's what happened to an Idaho resident who shared an amazing video just a few feet outside the door. The video showing a herd of deer inching close to a home's patio in the snow has blown up to viral status.

I had a similar thing happen to me on a trip from Twin Falls to Yellowstone National Park a few years back, except it involved a herd of bison walking slowly past my snowmobile. It left a profound impact on me. I'm guessing the individual who captured this Gem State deer footage feels the same way.

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