After the scared coyote entered the facility, she quickly realized she didn't belong there. She ran down a hallway and crashed through a window, injuring herself, and was trapped in the enclosed courtyard.
Personnel with Jefferson County Animal Control were quick to respond.
After a thorough exam and a few stiches the coyote appears to be in good health and is currently recovering in our wildlife enclosure. After the coyote recovers she will be released back into the wild.
After an overnight stay, the female coyote was released the following day to rejoin her pack. You can watch the amazing release below.
Hopefully, the coyote won't be back to visit any time soon.
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Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.