April 26 (UPI) — Police in Philadelphia said a coyote was captured safely in the city after an hours-long standoff at the garbage container where the animal was hiding.
The Philadelphia Police Department said authorities responded about 6 a.m. Thursday to a report of a coyote on the loose in the South Philadelphia neighborhood.
The coyote took shelter under a garbage container, where it remained while police summoned Animal Control officers and Game Commission personnel to capture the animal.
The coyote was captured after a brief chase around the parking lot about 8:10 a.m.
Police said the coyote was taken to an environmental center.