Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Animal control officers were called to a California school when an intellectually curious coyote entered the building and wandered into a classroom.
Teachers and administrators at the Our Lady of Lourdes school in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles said they were in the hallway waiting for students to arrive about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when the coyote wandered into an eighth-grade classroom.
The coyote was safely removed from the building by animal control officers.
"We're considering a new mascot," the school joked in a Facebook post.
Wildlife expert Jennifer Brent said coyotes and other wild animals are wandering into urban areas in increasing numbers due to drought conditions caused by climate change.