SAN FRANCISCO -- Animal control officers aren't usually tasked with traffic duties but, on Thursday, they managed to safely reroute a wily coyote that had somehow found itself on a freeway in San Francisco.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control received a report in the morning of a coyote hiding behind yellow sand barrels to the side of southbound Interstate Highway 280 near Mission Bay. With a little help from California Highway Patrol and police officers, the coyote was escorted off the freeway safely, an animal control spokesperson said.
"The coyote was healthy and unharmed, just a little tired," said the spokesperson.
SF Animal Care and Control said that they are always there to assist coyotes that may need a helping hand. The department estimates that there are at least 100 coyotes that live in the city. Anyone can call emergency dispatch at (415) 554-9400 to report an animal.
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