November 13 – The OMHS Animal Protective Services team (APS) sprung into action Monday evening to successfully rescue a coyote that had a plastic food container completely covering its head. The APS team braved darkness and a fierce winter storm to find the coyote and safely remove the container.
The object that was stuck on the coyote’s head appeared to be a large potato chip or candy container. The plastic food container was safely removed from the coyote’s head, who appeared alert, but dehydrated. The coyote was transferred to the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge for examination, treatment and hopefully eventual release.
The animal was first reported to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society last Tuesday and had been seen in Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The animal was found near Bronte Road, north of Speers Road.
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