Miraculous road-trip survival for coyote

Published: 14 September 2017

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A Canadian woman has gotten quite the surprise, after she found a coyote alive and well in her car’s front grille.

Georgie Knox, from Alberta, thought she had run over the coyote on her way to work after the animal darted out onto the road in front of her vehicle.

She couldn’t imagine that when she got out of the car she would find the coyote blinking up at her.

Posting to Facebook, Ms Knox wrote that she hit the animal, heard a ‘crunch’, and naturally thought she had killed the creature.

Continuing on her way, it wasn’t until a construction worker captured her attention at a traffic light and told her the animal was alive and ‘embedded’ in her car.

Ms Knox couldn’t believe the luck, writing that she had driven the 35km at ‘highway speeds’ from Airdrie to Calgary.

"When I got out to look, this poor little guy was looking up and blinking at me," she said on Facebook.

Wildlife officials were immediately notified, and they managed to rescue the trapped animal. 

Freed and with minimal injuries, the coyote was given a clean bill of health by a provincial veterinarian and released by wildlife officials near the fotohills of the Rockies, around 100km east of where his car journey commenced.

"Clearly mother nature has other plans for this special little guy!" Ms Knox wrote.