New York surprise as coyote trapped in basketball court

A coyote

A coyote Image by Dru Bloomfield / CC BY 2.0

Early weekend risers in the New York area around Riverside Park  had a surprise in store on Saturday when a coyote became trapped in a basketball court.The animal was spotted at 9.30am. by a woman who notified police. Officers were unable to catch the coyote as she escaped their clutches.

The police finally  cornered the skinny animal in the court at 76th Street - but she kept trying to jump the fence.

However, the Daily News reports that the animal was taken into custody 90 minutes later after she was hit by two tranquilizer darts.

She is now been cared for, but will be eventually released back into the wild, officers said.

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