‘Special little’ coyote survives after getting dragged by car for over 34 kilometres
Knox heard “a crunch” and believed she had killed it. However, to her surprise, the coyote had miraculously survived with “minimal injuries” even after being dragged for over 34 kilometres.world Updated: Sep 14, 2017 11:42 IST
Georgie Knox of Canada’s Alberta accidentally ran over a coyote while driving to work earlier in September.
She heard “a crunch” and believed she had killed it. However, to her surprise, the coyote had miraculously survived with “minimal injuries” even after being dragged for over 34 kilometres.
Knox posted pictures of the accident on Facebook on September 9 that showed the coyote in front of her car. She also posted a video in which the coyote could be seen rescued and released in the wild by rescuers.
“Upon stopping at a traffic light by my work, a construction woman notified me that there was in fact a coyote still embedded in my car,” she said in her post.
Knox said that when she got out from her car to check on the coyote, the “poor little guy was looking up and blinking at me.” It was a miracle to find the coyote alive, she recalled, after being dragged over from Airdrie to Calgary “at highway speeds”.
“I notified Alberta fish and wildlife enforcement right away who came to rescue him,” she wrote.
The rescuers then released the coyote in Kananaskis, a forest to the west of Calgary.
“Clearly mother nature has other plans for this special little guy!” she added.
While the incident happened weeks ago, Knox’s post continues to gather overwhelming response on social media. Over 220,000 people have shared her post and more than 420,000 reacted to it.
First Published: Sep 14, 2017 11:42 IST