BOSTON (CBS) – A coyote turned heads as it ran through downtown Boston Friday afternoon.

According to the Animal Rescue League, the coyote eventually was safely corralled in the Chinatown area.

Several people reported seeing the animal running on Lincoln and Summer Streets.

It was not immediately clear how the coyote managed to make its way into that busy area if the city.

See: Photos of the coyote in Boston

Environmental Police say the coyote was taken to Tufts Animal Hospital in Grafton where it will be tested. If the animal is well, it will eventually be tagged and released into the wild around the Westboro area.

Comments (15)
  1. stephen towne says:

    the coyote was looking for food

  2. Tommy says:

    … most likely looking for city hall so it can register to vote …

  3. Corey says:

    Bring on the Chinatown jokes…

    1. stephen towne says:

      the aroma of chinese food attracted him and looking for spare ribs

  4. Ed Keenan says:

    He waould have been on the menu……if not caught

    1. Kyron says:

      And that is the punchline to this story!

  5. jimbo says:

    city has decided to release it…..good idea…now its free to eat a cat or dog or maul a toddler

    1. Kyron says:

      Yeah Jimbo, we should kill them all. Dumb-ss

      1. tskval says:

        Amazing how man is the most foolish animal of all. We move in, take over habitats and just kill whatever is in our way. Glad the city did the right thing and moved the coyote to a safer place for it.

    2. moterhed says:

      Hysterical alarmist twit .

  6. jimbo says:

    Hey kyron….you must have a pitbull and are one of those dbags that talk about how loving and gentle they are…get your head out of your behind

    1. tskval says:

      oh my I see you are spreading the love on all the blogs –

      weren’t you supposed to be in a time out?

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