A Winnipeg woman was greeted by an unexpected visitor last week, when a deer burst through her window and charged into her Crestview home.

Nicole Stewart was sitting at her computer when she heard a loud crash in her living room around 1:30 p.m.

A big buck had crashed through the triple-pane glass and narrowly missed her husband, Stewart said.

Deer crash

A deer crashed through the window of this Crestview home last week, smashing three panes of glass and destroying the curtains on the way in. (Nicole Stewart)

“It had a full rack of antlers on it, and I just thought, ‘I better stay out of its way,’” she said.

The buck didn’t leave right away and began pacing around the room.

“I got off the chair and went over there and kept the dog as far away as possible,” she said. “It almost seemed like it was following us. It was scary – very, very scary.”

The deer eventually hopped back out of the broken window. Stewart and her husband weren’t injured during the flurry, but they had a major mess to clean up after the buck left.

Stewart has lived in the area for 15 years and said she sees deer a few times a year, but she’s never had a problem with them.

“You get surprised because you see it, but you don’t think it’s going to be a risk to you or your house or anything else,” said Stewart. “Definitely makes me rethink more about if we ever moved out to the country.”

She said she’s not sure what prompted the unusual visit but said the deer could’ve been startled by its own reflection in the window.

“Being that it is mating season right now, it may have decided to challenge the buck it saw,” said Stewart.

She doesn’t know what happened to the deer after it left, but she said her neighbours reported seeing a deer in the area with a bloody face later on that day.