through: Marc Sternfeld, Nextstar Media Wire
(KTLA) – Classes at Mission Middle School in Riverside, California got off to a wild start Monday morning.
Riverside County Animal Services was called after employees encountered a coyote in a building around 9 a.m
The frightened animal scurried into a toilet where it attempted to hide in a stall next to a toilet.
Animal Welfare Officer Will Luna arrived and recorded video as he approached the coyote with a trapping pole.
“Hey, let’s get you out of here,” Luna can be heard in the video.
Luna successfully lassoed the male coyote, believed to be about 9 months old, and later released him in a rural area away from school, Animal Services said.
School officials nicknamed Luna the coyotes “Wile E”. after the Warner Bros. character, had been sighted multiple times in recent weeks but was never seen on school grounds as of Monday.
“We are pleased that this incident went smoothly and that all of the children were okay and that we were able to return the coyote to its more natural habitat,” said Erin Gettis, director of Riverside County Animal Services.
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