TriMet workers save baby deer sleeping on tracks

TriMet workers save baby deer sleeping on tracks

TriMet workers save baby deer sleeping on tracks

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by SARA ROTH, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 10 at 4:57 PM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – TriMet crews rescued a baby deer sleeping on train tracks in Wilsonville Monday morning.

The fawn, which TriMet nicknamed “Bambi,” was found sleeping on the main track of the Westside Express Service commuter rail facility at 6:00 a.m. Monday, according to TriMet public information officer Roberta Altstadt.

Video released by TriMet showed vehicle maintenance technician Ed Whittaker putting a blanket over the fawn and picking him up. As Whitaker walked away from the tracks, the fawn woke up and jumped out of his arms.

The fawn ran into an open field to his mother.

WES workers said they keep an eye out for deer as a herd frequents the area. They guessed the fawn was a few weeks old. WES morning service was not disrupted.

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