Seattle men pull jar off young coyote's head

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Two Seattle men have managed to free a young coyote that had a jar stuck on its head for at least a week.

Roel Garcia and Jeff Bryant were building a stone patio in the Rainier Beach neighborhood last Sunday when they spotted the cub, believed to be about 3 or 4 months old. They saw the jar and decided to try to catch the creature. The weakened coyote tripped and fell when it tried to run and they caught it. The Seattle Times says Bryant slid the jar off the pup's head and the coyote took off.

Says Garcia, "He did have the strength to run away pretty quickly."

The coyote had been unable to eat or drink at least since it was spotted July 17 with a large plastic mayonnaise jar on its head.

Seattle animal-control authorities had tried unsuccessfully to capture it.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com