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Oh Deer! Blue Line Service Suspended For Hours As City Removes Injured Animal From Tracks

The shutdown lasted three hours, prompting commuters to find other ways to hoof it home.

Service was suspended as city crews removed the injured deer from the tracks.
Courtesy of Steve Dale
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CHICAGO — D’oh! A deer! A female deer. On the tracks.

Service was suspended between the Harlem and O’Hare Blue Line stops for a few hours Monday afternoon as city crews removed an injured deer from the tracks, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The shutdown lasted three hours, from about 1:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., according to the CTA.

The fire department said it worked with Chicago Animal Care and Control to safely remove the deer, lovingly referred to as Bambi, from the tracks.

The deer was unharmed, officials said.