Wednesday, December 07, 2016
A coyote jumped into a narrow space between two concrete barriers near the QEW, a busy highway in St. Catharines, ON, and was wedged in so tightly that rescuers on the scene couldn't pull her straight out.
With the assistance of Ontario Provincial Police and members of the Miller Group, shelter staff worked for about 45 minutes to free the coyote.
The rescue came with an additional challenge. While the wooden forms from the previously-poured concrete had been removed, embedded nails remained. The OPP had to use a pry bar, a shovel, and an axe to break the nails off so they wouldn’t impale her.
She was later released in a Niagara-on-the-Lake field. Good work by the Lincoln County Humane Society!