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.
However, 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)