Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Bright lights, big city
How did a coyote get to New York City's Central Park Wednesday? An AP story has officials saying "the animal may have wandered into the city from suburban Westchester County, or perhaps crossed the Hudson River from New Jersey via a bridge, a railroad trestle or a passing truck."
We like the passing truck theory, in which the coyote (wily, of course) stows away in a truck, in hopes of making it to the big city.
The coyote, nicknamed Hal, was captured close to 79th Street and Central Park West, after he was shot with a tranquilizer gun. He will be taken to a wildlife center outside the city.