SEATTLE (AP) — A young coyote is eluding animal-control officers in Seattle, even though its head is stuck in a jar.
The Seattle Times reports that animal shelter officers tried to track down the 3- to 4-month-old pup Friday in the woods of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. But even without eating for a while, the pup had enough spunk to scurry away.
Seattle Animal Shelter supervisor Ann Graves says officers are concerned for the pup because its head has been stuck in the jar for about a week now.
Graves says shooting the coyote with a tranquilizer remains an option, but it’s dangerous if the animal has not had any food. She says the dose could be too much for a weakened animal.