THORNAPPLE TOWNSHIP — A trio of does came crashing through the front glass door of
John and Janet Muir’s home Saturday afternoon, then leapt the coffee table where John
was paying bills before bolting through a picture window onto a deck a story below.
“It happened in an instant, and it was like we couldn’t believe what happened,” said
John Muir, 76. “We just sat there in shock, not knowing what to do or say.”
The couple has lived at 6341 Noffke Drive, on the east side of Duncan Lake in Thornapple
Township, for 11 years.
Occasionally, they see deer on farmland across the street, or drinking at the lake,
but this was their first up-close-and-personal encounter.