Heather Sobel never sees deer near her home on Glenallen Avenue.
That is, until a deer came inside her home on Oct. 4.
"I can laugh about it now, but I couldn’t then," said Sobel, who talked to Solon Patch about her recent too-close encounter with nature.
Sobel said she was sitting in her home watching television at about 7:30 p.m. when she heard a crash from the front of the house. She owns two boxers and figured one of them had finally broken a window.
She hurried towards the front of the house, only to come face-to-face with a massive and very scared deer.
"I think I was in total shock," Sobel said. "I was screaming."
Sobel's daughter Kayla, a student at Solon High, had just gotten home and was quick-thinking enough to get the two dogs into their cages.
Sobel said she tried to open the back door so the deer could run out, but it was too panicked. She said the animal was "bouncing off walls, up on couch" and just all over the place.
She doesn't know if it was male or female, but she knew it didn't have antlers -- something she's very thankful for. Luckily, no one was hurt.
The deer eventually ran through the front screen door and was gone.
Sobel said she is aware that deer are a controversial issue in Solon. She said she used to be against hunting deer, but now she's not so sure.
"I’m an animal lover, but obviously if they are going to come into people’s houses, that's a problem," she said. "I think something needs to be done."