SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Pa. Game Commission says the coyote found in South Philadelphia Thursday morning has been euthanized to protect the public. The news comes after the Pa. game warden said it would be released “further away than they released first coyote Philadelphia police captured Monday in Mayfair that may have been the same.
Here’s the full statement PA Game Commission put out on why the South Philly coyote was euthanized after PA game warden first said it would be released “further away than they released first coyote @PhillyPolice captured Monday in Mayfair that may have been the same @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/u8LIrCbYXo— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 26, 2018
Authorities have corralled a coyote that was spotted in a parking lot in South Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
FOX 29’s Steve Keeley arrived on the scene at 16th and Montrose Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
A neighbor tells FOX 29 he woke up this morning to officers chasing a coyote around the parking lot before it took up a hiding spot underneath of a dumpster. Police say the first call reporting the coyote sighting came in around 4:25 a.m. when it was spotted near Columbus Boulevard and the River Rink.
Coyote STILL HERE. Confirmed sighting bu all of us. He was moving towards the turkey&giblets cat food we left for him next to his hiding spot. But he got too scared to eat @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/UTv36xihrn— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 26, 2018
Keeley gave the coyote some food. Just after 8 a.m. officials from animal control and the game commission were able to capture the coyote after a few brief foot chases through the parking lot.