Coyote travels 35km stuck in car grille 0

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A woman in Canada who thought she’d run over a coyote got a surprise after getting out to check the damage. Blinking up at her was the bemused coyote, who had travelled 35km embedded in the car’s front grille.

Georgie Knox, from Airdrie, Alberta, was travelling to work when the animal ran across the road directly in front of her vehicle.

Posting on Facebook, she said she hit the animal, heard a “crunch”, and thought she’d killed it.

A construction worker flagged her down at a traffic light, telling her the animal was alive and “embedded” in the car.

“When I got out to look, this poor little guy was looking up and blinking at me,” she said on Facebook.

Ms Knox had driven at “highway speeds” from Airdrie to Calgary, almost 21 miles (35km).

She notified wildlife officials who arrived to rescue the coyote.

“Miraculously, he was freed and had minimal injuries,” she said.

After being given a clean bill of health, the travelling coyote was released back into the wild near the foothills of the Rockies, about 100km from Airdrie.

“Clearly mother nature has other plans for this special little guy!she said.

Coyotes are slightly larger than a red fox and are native to Alberta.

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