GALVESTON, Texas — Police chased a scared coyote to freedom Wednesday after the animal became trapped in a large fenced field.
The state’s exceptional drought conditions are driving coyotes to town from the island’s outskirts as they search for food and water, Galveston police Lt. Joel Caldwell said.
Daily News reader Nick Soto photographed a possibly sick coyote Oct. 29 on Galveston’s East End. Experts told the newspaper the animal appeared to be a coyote that had mange and a swollen stomach. The condition could be from pregnancy, parasites or fluid from heart or liver disease.
On Wednesday morning, Matthew Scott, of Galveston, was delivering for O’Reilly Auto Parts when he saw the coyote. He phoned police.