Knox called the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Department, and in a matter of minutes a responding officer was on the scene, along with the Calgary police as backup. “The officer has been involved in many rescues over the years, but this is the first time he’d seen a coyote stuck into a car like that,” Brendan Cox, public affairs officer with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, told The Dodo.
The officer was quickly able to extract the coyote by pushing in the plastic grille and pulling him out of the front of the vehicle. After a careful assessment, the officer concluded that, unlike Knox’s car, the coyote was unharmed.
With no signs of injury or disease detected, the coyote was released back into the same approximate area from which he came — but, this time, away from traffic. Knox’s Facebook post detailing the amazing rescue has quickly gone viral, with nearly 400,000 likes and 200,000 shares in just four days.