Officials helped scare a coyote onto a rock in Port Aransas

The Port Aransas Animal Sanctuary helped a frightened coyote fall off a rock into the ocean Tuesday morning.

Port Aransas Animal Shelter

Port Aransas animal control officer Richard Gleason spent an unusual Tuesday morning helping a frightened coyote. The animal was on a rock in the Port Aransas shipping channel. Gleason tells MySA that the crowds of people taking pictures and videos of him prevented the coyote from jumping off the rock and back into the ocean.

Authorities responded to the scene after the shelter received a call about a coyote in distress from the animal rehabilitation dungeon. Gleason thinks the coyote may have chased a large bird into the ship’s channel and fallen into it. While coyotes can swim, Gleason says this particular coyote seemed afraid to go back into the water.

“I’ve never seen one standing on a rock in the middle of water before,” Gleason says. “It’s usual but he was just scared I think.”

Officials said the coyote may have jumped into the water after following a large bird to eat.

Officials said the coyote may have jumped into the water after following a large bird to eat.

Port Aransas Animal Shelter

After throwing large boulders next to the coyote, Gleason says the animal finally jumped up and started swimming towards a wall where they could pull it with a rope. However, when the coyote was back on land, Gleason says he was startled again and jumped into the water.

Gleason says he was able to circle the coyote once more once he closed in on the wall. After pulling the coyote out, Gleason says he took the animal back to the sand dunes, where coyotes are known to hang out.

“He was just very scared and very wet, but he got through it,” adds Gleason.


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