Deer in your yard? Skunk in your house? When to call Chicago Animal Control

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A pair of deer roaming the yards of North Center prompted calls to Animal Care and Control. (Tracy Stein / via DNAinfo)

NORTH CENTER — North Center neighbors awoke Monday to a pair of deer roaming their yards, a common enough occurrence in areas along the river and parks, but not so much in this particular neck of the non-woods near Irving Park Road and Damen Avenue.

The sighting was rare enough to prompt several calls to Animal Care and Control.

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Hours went by without a response, and residents grew increasingly jittery. What if the deer bolted onto Irving Park?

That’s when a tipster reached out to DNAinfo.

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