Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute

Georgie Knox had no clue there was a coyote in her car's grille
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2017 9:02 AM CDT

Wile E. Coyote may be accustomed to vehicular chaos, but it was one of his cousins in the Great White North that took a wild ride last week. Canada's Georgie Knox says she was on her way to her job in Calgary early one morning when a coyote ran out in front of her car, KXTV reports. "I heard a crunch," she writes in a Sept. 9 Facebook post, and because she thought the coyote hadn't survived, she continued on her way. It was only when she got closer to work, while stopped at a traffic light, that a construction worker flagged her down and "notified me that there was in fact a coyote still embedded in my car," Knox writes. Sure enough, the coyote she'd hit back in Airdrie was caught in the grille, just "looking up and blinking at me."

Knox got Alberta's fish and wildlife agency to free the coyote, which suffered only "minimal injuries," per Knox. It was given the thumbs-up and released back into the wild. The Daily Hive notes it's about 20 miles between Airdrie and Calgary, which is what really has Knox stunned at the critter's survival at "highway speeds." "Clearly Mother Nature has other plans for this special little guy," Knox says in her post. Some commenters point out the coyote shouldn't have had to endure the ride in the first place. "A decent human being would park on the side of the road and check if he actually killed the coyote," one noted on Knox's post. "If dead, [she] should have buried him/her or at the very least moved him/her off the road." (Was the coyote on 'shrooms?)

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