Coyote found hiding in college bathroom stall – 102.3 KRMG
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Things got a little crazy at a California college when animal services had to come and remove a coyote from a bathroom.
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The coyote was discovered on the Jurupa Unified Mission Middle School campus and ran scared into a bathroom stall when discovered by staff, the Riverside Department of Animal Services said in a news release. .
Staff members told animal control officers they had seen the coyote before and affectionately nicknamed him “Wile E.” in a nod to the character from Warner Bros. cartoons. The coyote had been spotted near campus, but hadn’t been on school grounds until Monday.
The Riverside Animal Services Department shared a video of an officer removing the coyote from the bathroom. As the officer approaches the stall, you can hear him say, “That’s not a puppy. He’s an adult coyote.
The male coyote is believed to be nine months old and was released in open land away from the school, KABC reported.
“We are delighted that this incident went smoothly and that all of the children were doing well, and we were able to return the coyote to its more natural habitat,” said Erin Gettis, director of animal services.
Officials said they don’t know what attracted the animal to the property, KNBC reported.
At the end of the video shared by the Riverside Department of Animal Services, the officer can be heard saying goodbye to the coyote, saying “Bon voyage.”
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