Police responded to a Galloway Township, N.J. home Saturday afternoon to corral a wayward deer that made its way inside.

A resident told officers the deer burst through the front door of her home on Northampton Road shortly before 3:30 p.m., as she was cooking.

The woman followed the deer to the rear of the house, locked it in the bathroom and called police.

When officers arrived, they found the front glass storm door completely shattered and the main door frame damaged, indicating the deer ran through both doors.

After what police described as "a brief standoff," officers escorted the deer from the residence and released it back into the wild.

No injuries were reported, but the bathroom suffered a significant amount of cosmetic damage, according to police.

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