A wild coyote first spotted on the frozen Charles River yesterday morning is now at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, after being saved by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, according to the Boston Globe.
"We worry about hypothermia, and he was in an area he couldn’t really get off the ice that easily," Danielle Genter, a rescue technician who was among the first on the scene, told the news outlet.
At about 9:30 a.m., the Animal Rescue League of Boston received a call from Massachusetts Environmental Police about a wild coyote stranded on ice near the Charlesgate Yacht Club. As human rescuers entered the frigid waters to save the coyote, it managed to free itself and ran towards the Museum of Science.
Later, Massachusetts Environmental Police called Animal Rescue
again and the human rescuers were able to finally catch the shivering coyote.
"We were next to a vertical wall and managed to sneak next to it without it noticing. We used poles with nets to lift it out and transport it safely to ground," said the Animal Rescue League.
According to the Animal Rescue League, wild coyotes sometimes lose their way during the extreme Boston winters while trying to find food.