Scene: Bambi Loose in Toronto
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Scene: Bambi Loose in Toronto

Deer stops traffic on the Lakeshore, but is rescued and will roam free—and hopefully more safely—once more.

WHERE: Toronto waterfront, starting near Sunnyside and ending near the foot of Jameson Avenue.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m.

WHAT: Bambi, like the rest of us, just wants to be free, to explore and roam the world and have new experiences. Unfortunately, some experiences aren’t safe, and officials had to intervene to prevent this particular deer from getting hurt when it wandered onto Lakeshore Boulevard earlier today. A team of officers watched and offered assistance as a vet from the Toronto Zoo used a tranquilizer dart to knock the two-year-old buck out. The episode, we are glad to report, was very well and humanely handled, and the deer will be released in a conservation area nearby.

CORRECTION: May 28, 2012, 8:59 am We originally misspelled Dr. Graham Crawshaw’s name in the photo gallery. Torontoist regrets the error.