Photos: Live Coyote Found in Car Bumper


Coyotes get just about everywhere, but one Illinois man hardly expected to find one on the inside of his bumper. Mark Armour, a train conductor working in Waukegan, found a crowd gathered around his car last Friday and discovered that a live coyote was lodged in the grill of the vehicle. According to the Lake County News-Sun, Armour says he struck something on the way to work but did not see anything behind him on the road. He probably should’ve checked the front of his car as well.

Armour was shocked to find that the animal had survived the initial impact and was now stuck inside the car. Don’t let its calm demeanor fool you, the coyote actually suffered three fractured legs because of the accident.

“It was even more amazing he survived,” animal control officer Amber Manley told the News-Sun, adding that the coyote was very docile.

The injured creature was turned over to the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation center, where it is currently recovering. Armour said he will be donating money to the center for the coyote’s treatment.

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