Coyote hit by car hitches ride in front grill and survives

Georgie Knox was driving to work in her pickup truck from Calgary last week when something darted right in front of her on the highway and struck the grille.

Knox heard the crunch and knew right away that she had struck a coyote. Because of the impact and the sound, Knox thought she ran over and killed the critter.

But when she was stopped at a traffic light near his workplace, a construction worker noticed the front of Knox’s vehicle and told her that the coyote was still embedded in the truck’s front.

When I got out to look, this poor little guy was looking up and blinking at me.

Knox notified Alberta fish and wildlife enforcement right away who came to rescue the coyote.

Miraculously, the coyote was freed with only minimal injuries despite hitching a ride form Airdrie to Calgary at highway speeds of 100 km/hour. 

Officials checked out the coyote and released the critter in Kananaskis. It was a fitting end that clearly wasn’t for the coyote.

Clearly mother nature has other plans for this special little guy, Knox said

This kind of thing has happened before. In 2016, King Mark Armour was on his way to work as a train conductor in Waukegan, Illinois, when he accidentally crossed paths with Vern, one incredibly lucky coyote. Vern somehow got wedged in the front bumper of Armour’s Buick Verano.

“I accidentally hit this coyote on the way to work,” Armour posted to Facebook on Sept. 24. “Not knowing he was there, I continued to drive to work, and discovered him upon arrival.”

Photo courtesy of Georgia Knox via Facebook

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