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Police, Animal Control Rescue Coyote Stuck in Fence

Photo via Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation's Facebook page

From a distance, it appears that the coyote was surrendering to Buffalo Grove Police, ready to be frisked before being escorted off the homeowner's property.

But in reality, it was stuck in quite a tough spot. On Tuesday morning, it got caught in between the individual slats and desperately tried to free itself.

According to a Facebook post from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, "the poor girl tried to chew the wooden fence to free herself."

Luckily for the coyote, Arlington Heights Animal Control and Buffalo Grove Police were able save the day and free her from the fence. 

The coyote will be treated for injuries to her forelegs and mouth and then released back into the wild once she's healthy enough to do so.


This situation is just one in a string of incidents where we've seen animals getting themselves stuck in some hairy situations. For example, there was the coyote with a jar on its head, a squirrel that broke into a home and a fat raccoon that got stuck in a sewer grate

And locally, it was just a few weeks ago that the Forest Preserve District's police freed an opossum that got stuck in the bottom of a post at Hammel Woods in Shorewood. 


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