I inadvertently took a trip to Wilmette yesterday because i was so wrapped up in playing a game of Words with Friends on my phone that i missed my stop on the L. I am not proud of this. But i did get to finally see the Linden Purple Line station for the first time and noticed this odd little figure hanging in the rafters. My first thought was that it was a forgotten Halloween decoration (note the resemblance to Count Chocula). But the more logical explanation is that it's supposed to look like an owl and is there to scare off the pigeons. I wonder how effective it is.