Jumps A Fence

Jumping a four-foot fence? No problem! The coyote watched as some people and their dogs got closer and closer. It was time to split, and the safest getaway was over that fence. No one in the group saw the coyote who continued on its way.

2013-05-23However, I found this photo of a coyote that got caught on the fence. When I first saw the photo, I thought the coyote had been placed there by one of those coyote haters who string coyotes on fences. But no — the coyote was alive and got there on her own!

Her legs caught between the slats of the fence as she went over the top and then she slid down, pinning herself tightly in there. There was no way out of this situation without help. The fence was over 6 feet high — apparently too high for this coyote to make it over safely. Maybe a more experienced coyote would have had better luck. We don’t know how long she hung there, waiting for her end.

Fortunately, someone saw her and called for help. Animal Control was able to save the coyote by using a pole. I wonder if the coyote will now stay away from fences! She’ll probably stay away from this one! Coyotes are known to be able to scale 6 foot fences without a problem. (photo and info by Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Flckr)

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gail
    May 25, 2013 @ 22:20:09

    Ouch! Poor girl. So glad she got out of that. Talk about feeling helpless!


  2. Roger McEvilly
    Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:40:19

    our border collie dog bonnie died just like this the other day, caught its hind leg in the narrow gap between two wooden fence railings, just like in the photo, no one was around at home at the time in the back yard, and the dog was already dead when found hanging on the fence later. tried to bite off its foot as there was blood on the fence and in its mouth, and in its fur. Mind you, it had happened before, it got its foot caught in the front fence a few months previously, and some neighbours walking past just saw it hanging upside down and lifted it out, but it continued to try and jump over the fence until it got caught again, with no one around the second time. sad.


  3. Lily
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 13:35:11

    Poor baby! Rest in peace, Bonnie. I’m sorry this happened to you. <3


    • yipps:janetkessler
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 03:27:48

      Hi Lily — I’m sorry, I thought you were talking about a coyote who people know as Bonnie. I had just been talking to someone else about her and got my wires crossed. I’ve removed my comment.

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