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WATCH: Coyote Rescued From High Water in Florida



    WATCH: Man Rescues Coyote From Water

    A man and animal rescuers saved a coyote that got stuck in high water. Watch the dramatic footage. (Published Saturday, March 22, 2014)

    A young coyote was rescued from a rising tide by animal rescuers on Singer Island, Fla.

    The animal had been seen on a dock earlier in the day but jumped into the water and got stuck along the seawall.

    David Hitzig of Busch Wildlife Rescue and officers from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control arrived for the rescue. Hitzig used a boat to get close to the coyote and gave it two tranquilizer shots before officers hoisted the animal to safety.

    "I got a chance to go swimming and I didn't have to do any paperwork for a few hours," Hitzig said.

    The coyote was released back into the wild.