Coyote Rescued From Icy Charles River in Boston


Cold water rescue crews saved a coyote that was stranded on the Charles River on Tuesday.

The incident happened near the Charlesgate Yacht Club in Cambridge.

When animal control officers entered the water, the coyote jumped from its frozen perch into unfrozen water, according to state police. The animal swam a short distance before climbing back onto a frozen area and running to land toward the Museum of Science.

The coyote was captured by members of the Animal Rescue League early Tuesday afternoon.

It was taken to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton for treatment.

The animal was examined before being placed in the clinic's carnivore ward for fluids, food and overnight observation, according to Tufts spokesman Tom Keppeler.

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