The neighbors said the deer has been living for at least a week in the back yard of a home belonging to a family that has been on vacation since before the animal showed up, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.
"It goes to the same spot in the side yard during the day and then goes to the back yard at night," neighbor PJ McCarthy said. "I don't know how the hell it even got here in the first place."
Chicago Animal Care and Control said the deer will be left alone for now, but residents are cautioned not to feed it.
"It can create a potentially dangerous situation for the residents and for the deer," said Brad Powers, assistant to the director at Animal Control. "Generally if a deer knows to go to one place for food, it's going to continue to go there and get accustomed to it. It's not wise to encourage the deer to remain in a highly populated urban setting."
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