Watch Illinois Heroes Rescue a Coyote with Container on its Head
A drama played itself out recently involving a coyote in Illinois in a bad situation. The poor animal had a container stuck on its head, but fortunately heroes in the Land of Lincoln came to the rescue.
Based on the video description, this coyote crisis happened in Hennepin, Illinois. If you're not familiar, that's a rural area north of Peoria. Here's the backstory provided by the person who shared the video:
My sister spotted a coyote on the road with it’s head stuck in a container and she attempted to catch it, but failed. She came back home to pick me up to help her and we called the DNR (department of natural resources). We went back to meet with them to try and locate the coyote. Only after about 5 minutes of searching I found her laying on the path between the corn and bean field. I was able to get ahold of her leg in less than 10 minutes and waited for extra hands to come help me pull her out of the field. Than the DNR officer was able to pull the container off and she was on her way.
Spoiler Alert: this coyote has a happy ending. No humans or coyotes were harmed in the making of this video.
Good call by the people contacting the Illinois Department of Natural Resources officers. A wild animal in such a dire situation could have injured them and itself. Fortunately, the coyote was able to be freed with no harm done to anyone or anything.