"We are aware of the coyote on the mezzanine level of the NYS Museum," the New York State Police wrote on Twitter, adding that animal control had been contacted.
Others, worried about the distribution of funds in the state, were relieved to have a random coyote pop up when searching for news about the budget. "As a State advocate I'm obviously stalking #nybudget all day," one Tweeter wrote. "Imagine my joy when I came across @BudgetCoyote in an otherwise bleak budget landscape. If #BudgetCoyote helps get #StrongNonprofits in the budget, we will make you our mascot! @NonprofitsNY."