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A dog found his way to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (SFBART) tracks Wednesday morning, causing train delays and prompting a rescue mission.
The SFBART team alerted passengers about the delay via Twitter.
There is a dog on the trackway near the Coliseum. We are working to safely get the dog. We need to single track until it is clear.— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
Sounds like some trains will encounter a paws this morning.— Dave (@davely) September 27, 2017
A couple of helpful Twitter users provided this photo of the doggo in question taking his leisurely morning stroll along the tracks near the Coliseum Station.
Other, less helpful users complained about the dog damn delays.
Thank you. Because one dog is worth upsetting thousands of people's schedules.— Bidyut Pattanayak (@sensikal) September 27, 2017
Twenty minutes after the original alert, SFBART tweeted they were still “working to get that dog.” And no, despite some of the suggestions, they would not be running the dog over.
Still working to get that dog near Coliseum. We have major delays on the Fremont line. And no we are not going to run over the dog.— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
The rogue dog, apparently, wasn’t cooperating with the authorities.
The dog keeps running off. We are going to run an inspection train at slow speed to see where the dog is and if we can get trains moving.— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
Hm… if only there was a way to lure dogs.
HAVE YOU TRIED SNACKS SFBART DOGS LIKE SNACKS https://t.co/Ewe8Wlw0Xn— darth:™ (@darth) September 27, 2017
Someone pls sacrifice your lunch as bait for the dog! I would but I have a salad.— Samantha Gonzalez (@samraeGO) September 27, 2017
Maybe it’s just a signage issue.
THIS GOOD PUP IS JUST LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT OF THE STATION MAYBE YOU NEED BETTER SIGNS SFBART https://t.co/mYSPkHREEd— darth:™ (@darth) September 27, 2017
More than 45 minutes after the dog was originally spotted on the tracks, the rescue mission came to an end.
We got the dog! Sorry for the horrible delays. Trains are moving again.— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
Bart has a new free police dog. pic.twitter.com/03KyLOvaAN— SF Magnus (@Cmagnus_SFBAY) September 27, 2017
SFBART tweeted that the dog, who doesn’t have identifying tags, will be taken to Oakland Animal Control.
Thank you Sgt. Carter for saving this sweet pup. The dog has been taken to Oakland Animal Control. No tags. pic.twitter.com/9zrBSLIx9F— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
What a good boy! Now get him some food.
BART PUP IS OK AND IS SORRY FOR ANY DELAYS AND NEEDS A GOOD MEAL I AM JUST SAYING BART PUP LOOKS HUNGRYhttps://t.co/Ht7K165dYx— darth:™ (@darth) September 27, 2017
Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.