Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

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Hal the Central Park coyote has died. :(

Hal the coyote, who made the news last month by somehow making it to Central Park and giving the authorities a good run trying to capture him, has died. (My current avatar is made from a photo of him.) Given his health at the time of his capture, and during his boarding with wildlife rehabilitators, some are saying his death is suspicious and probably due to mishandling. He had stopped breathing during tagging just before he was supposed to be released, and could not be resuscitated. He was being restrained with a choke loop at the time, which his boarders say is unnecessary for coyotes, and Hal in particular. They believe he was strangled by incompetent handlers. He is being autopsied to find the cause of his death.
Tags: central park, coyote, hal, obituary
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