The coyote was discovered curled up in a stall inside one of the middle school’s restrooms, after school staff members saw it on campus, so it made its way into the restroom to hide.
Officer Will Luna of the Riverside County Animal Services and his team were called on the scene, and that’s when they were able to successfully remove the creature.
Animal Services Director Erin Gettis expressed her relief that the coyote was able to be safely removed:
“We are pleased that this incident was smooth and all the children were OK and we were able to get the coyote back to its more natural habitat.”
“There are dedicated wildlife corridors and other open spaces, such as green belts, and these areas where animals live. Due to population adjacent to these natural, open spaces, we are going to have encounters.”
It truly is good to see the coyote was able to be safely removed off the property, and nobody was hurt during the process.
Face to face with a cornered coyote is nowhere you want to be.