Coyote hit by car survives 30-minute drive trapped in front grate

By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 12, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An Alberta woman who struck a coyote on the road said she later discovered the animal was stuck inside the front of her car and survived the 30-minute drive to her work.

Georgie Knox said in a Facebook post she was driving to work in the early morning last week when she struck a coyote in the road.

Knox said she thought she had run over and killed the animal, so she continued on her 30-minute drive to Calgary.

"Upon stopping at a traffic light by my work, a construction woman notified me that there was in fact a coyote still embedded in my car. When I got out to look, this poor little guy was looking up and blinking at me," Knox wrote, alongside photos of the coyote stuck in the front grate of her vehicle.

Knox summoned Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, and officials arrived alongside a biologist.

"Miraculously, he was freed and had minimal injuries despite having hitched a ride from Airdrie to Calgary at highway speeds! Their biologist checked him over and gave him the good to go," Knox wrote.

She said the officers released the coyote into the wild in Kananaskis.

"Clearly mother nature has other plans for this special little guy!" she wrote.

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