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Deer found wandering around Wrigleyville

Deer found wandering around Wrigleyville
Photograph: Ariel Cheung/Twitter

Oh, dear.

A deer that's been spotted wandering around Lakeview for the past week was discovered this morning in the courtyard of a Wrigleyville apartment building, located at the 1300-block of Addison Street. The male deer was discovered by a tenant who went outside at about 6:30am this morning to collect a package, DNAinfo Chicago's Ariel Cheung reports.

Residents tell ABC7 Chicago that the deer was resting in the same place for several hours. At the time of this writing, it's not known if the deer has any injuries.

DNAinfo spoke to residents of the building who said they'd called 911 and animal control to no avail. Animal control said they were unprepared to handle animals larger than raccoons. 

Eventually, Animal Care and Control did arrive on the scene though. They tranquilized the deer around 12:30pm, according to ABC7. Animal control will work with the Lincoln Park Zoo to receive assistance from a conservation group on what to do with the deer, a DNAinfo source said.

The deer lives in the nearby Graceland Cemetery at 4001 N Clark St in Uptown, according to DNAinfo. Most likely the animal either found a way to scale the apartment building's fence or entered through one of the gates accidentally left unlocked in the night.

Cheung was on the scene taking photos as the police and animal control responded to the situation.