NEW OXFORD, Pa. - Maybe they were just ready to retire.
A pair of deer took a quick tour of a retirement home in Adams County after one triggered an automatic door.
The deer had wandered near the facility, east of Gettysburg, on Wednesday when one stepped on a mat that triggered a clear sliding door, according to staff members' accounts bolstered by surveillance tapes.
"The joke afterward was that they were trying to get in because it was taco day," said Frank Buhrman, spokesman for Cross Keys Village/The Brethren Home Community.
The deer ran down a hallway where two staff members were waiting for an elevator. Shocked, both staffers went into a cafeteria service area and closed the door, Buhrman said.
One deer went into the elevator but left before the door could close and take it to another floor, Buhrman said.
The deer then split up. One made it to a loading dock area and escaped through another automatic door. The other jumped through a window.
In all, the intrusion lasted just over a minute, Buhrman said.