Deer Takes A Stroll Through Ogilvie Train Station

CHICAGO (CBS) — A deer walked up the tracks at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago on Sunday and was safely corralled by animal welfare officials in between two sets of doors.

Witness Jackie Shirreffs said that commuters spotted the deer on the tracks at Ogilvie at about 10 a.m. on Sunday as a Metra train was pulling into the station.

When she returned to the station around noon, she said that Metra officials and animal welfare workers had lured the deer into an entryway, between two sets of doors, by placing a trail of popcorn.

All trains were stopped about 45 minutes while the deer was wandering around the tracks.

Chicago Animal Care and Control officials said the deer, a 1-year-old doe, was taken to their facility on Western Avenue. As of Sunday afternoon, no decisions had been made about what would be done with the deer later.

  • Bonnie Jean Connors

    I hope the authorities will be diligent in finding a suitable place to release this doe. I would not want it to be euthanized.

  • Simon

    They can send the Doe to Wunder’s Cemetery so she can hang out with the doe there and the two fawns.

  • Damn Liberals

    Just save time and money by shooting it. Seriously folks, its a deer.

    • meistering

      One day you will learn that every life has value, whether it be the easy–or the hard way.

    • Tom

      Dearest Dam Liberal-You sound like me when it’s hunting season. Each and every time a hunter accidentally shoots and kills another hunter I say come on folks, it’s only a hunter. As much satisfaction as a hunter gets from bagging a deer, I get the same satisfaction from a good old, accidental shooting of a hunter.

  • JimBo

    BBQ dear?

  • mary

    maybe anti cruelty should get involved……take it back to a forest preserve or a wildlife refuge….does anyone have a brain??? the poor thing only made a wrong decision to go there…it is looking for food and it needs alittle help getting back to wherever it most likely came from nearest to that area. PLEASE don’t kill it….please.



  • Putn On Da Blinders

    The following News items have a positive message……….. . Thats all folks.

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