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January 4, 2010 Critter Corner No Comments
Wiley Coyote 1

Wiley Coyote 1

This article came to me via email from several people:

This does make me think of Wiley Coyote from Roadrunner cartoons. He falls off cliffs and anvils are always dropping on his head etc and yet… he lives!

Meet the wiliest of all coyotes: Hit by a car at 75mph, embedded in the fender, road for 600 miles – and SURVIVED!

Wiley Coyote 2

Wiley Coyote 2

When a brother and sister struck a coyote at 75mph they assumed they had killed the animal and drove on. They didn’t realize this was the toughest creature ever to survive a hit-and-run. Eight hours, two fuel stops, and 600 miles later they found the wild animal embedded in their front fender and very much alive. The brother and sister were Daniel and Tevyn East driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah border when they noticed a pack of coyotes near the roadside on October 12. When one of the animals ran in front of the car, the impact sounded fatal so the siblings thought there no point in stopping. ‘Right off the bat, we knew it was bad,’ Daniel explained. ‘We thought the story was over.’ After the incident around 1 am, they continued their 600 mile drive to North San Juan – even

Wiley Coyote 3

Wiley Coyote 3

stopping for fuel at least twice. But it was only when they finally reached their destination at 9 am did they take time to examine what damage they may have sustained. At first it looked as though it was going to be quite gruesome. ‘Daniel saw fur and the body inside the grill,’ Tevyn East said. ‘I was trying to keep some distance. Our assumption was it was part of the coyote – it didn’t register it was the whole animal.’

Daniel East got a broom to try and pry the remains out of the bumper and got the shock of his life. ‘It flinched,’ Tevyn East said. ‘It was a huge surprise – he got a little freaked out.’

Wiley Coyote 4

Wiley Coyote 4

Tevyn East, who was in the car when it hit the coyote, bends down to take a look at the fur poking through the fender.  What Mr. East spotted as he bent down to inspect the damage to his car – the body of the coyote poking out through the radiator!  The animal’s head can be seen as rescuers took apart the front fender to save it after it was struck by the car at 75mph!

As the animal struggled, wildlife protection officials put a loop around its neck to prevent it from further injuring itself.  The front of the car is completely taken apart as the coyote begins to wriggle free.

Wiley Coyote 5

Wiley Coyote 5

And voila!  Tricky the toughest coyote ever rests in a cage after its ordeal – which it survived with just some scrapes to its paw!

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