Coyote Rescue is not the first for SF animal control staff – NBC Bay Area

Rescuing a coyote from the cold waters of San Francisco Bay on Saturday is not the first time that one of the cunning canines has been snatched from drinking or helped with other hardships in the city.

Several coyotes have been rescued from the bay, the most recent over the past summer, San Francisco Animal Care and Control spokesperson Deb Campbell said on Sunday.

“We’ve saved coyotes from all kinds of tough situations – from a dry cleaning store, backyards and garages, from a ledge at Moscone Center, from behind a planter in the Financial District,” he said. Campbell said. “They manage to break into unusual places.”

The coyote reportedly ran towards Marina Green before ending up in the water on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics from the Fire Department‘s Marine Unit responded as the coyote struggled in the water near the marina docks. Crews eventually tied a rope around the animal’s neck to keep its head above the water before lifting it to safety on a dock.

The coyote was treated and then released to a green space near the waterfront, where authorities believe it came from, Campbell said.

The Animal Control Service released an additional photo of the coyote being warmed by staff on Sunday.

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