Posted tagged ‘central park coyote update’

NYC Coyote News: Trapped in Tribeca

March 25, 2010

The wildlife news just keeps on coming.

A coyote was caught in Tribeca this morning, where she has apparently been eluding capture, since first being sighted in the area yesterday. Police shot her with a tranquilizer dart, placed her in a large animal carrier and took her away. Yes, her. The adventurous coyote is a girl.

Are the Tribeca coyote and the Central Park coyote one and the same?  Are there other coyotes in Manhattan? For the moment, these are open questions, pending further sightings.

AnimalTourism.com reports that the coyote may be quarantined for ten days to be sure it has not contracted rabies from our resident mad raccoons, after which it may be released into the Bronx. Coyotes are well established in the Bronx. Note “may be quarantined” and “may be released”; nothing is yet confirmed.

For video of the coyote in Tribeca, click here and here.  To read about the capture, visit the New York Times City Room.

We wish the coyote the best. May she be healthy and rabies-free, and may the Bronx coyotes accept her into their territory. The Central Park coyote has been living with us for almost two months. If the captured coyote is the Central Park coyote, what a run she’s had!


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