A very interesting delay notice on the Metro PIDS signs this morning:
Minor delays on the Red Line due to a deer wayside on the tracks between Forest Glen and Wheaton stations.
A little more info on that from the DC WMATA Livejournal community.
This isn’t the first time a deer has infiltrated Metro; many of you might remember “Rudolph the Blue Line Reindeer,” who in Dec 2003 jumped the turnstiles at Addison Road-Seat Pleasant station, wandered around the mezzanine, rode down an escalator, galloped down the platform as a train arrived, then jumped onto the tracks (avoiding the third rail) and away to freedom, probably to nibble on some suburban lawn’s hedges.
Anyone see the deer on the Red Line this morning? Pictures! We want pictures!
(I must point out belatedly that this is also not the first time someone has used “Oh Deer” as a witty post title.)
Update from WTOP News. THEY KILLED IT! THEY KILLED THE DEER! HOW COULD YOU, METRO? HOW COULD YOU KILL A DEER AND NOT HAVE VENISON HORS D’OEUVRE PLATTERS AT EVERY STATION ON MONDAY MORNING??!!?!11
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs