FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Firefighters in Fort Lauderdale woke up to a surprise visitor in their firehouse over the weekend.
It was a wild coyote wandering around its fire station on Sunday.READ MORE: Clear Masks Make It Possible For Children To See A Teacher's Facial Expressions At Baptist Health System Learning Centers
One firefighter was able to take a quick picture of it walking around a fire truck parked inside the bay and then tweeted out the picture.
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Firehouse 29 had a startling surprise this morning. As they walked around the truck they found a coyote wandering through the bay. Not sure who was startled more as they ran in opposite directions. This station is located in a dense urban neighborhood about a mile from the beach pic.twitter.com/T5pwtrwwbf
— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) December 13, 2020
Apparently, the coyote was just as surprised as the firefighters. It quickly ran out when it was spotted.
Firehouse 29 is located in a “dense urban neighborhood about a mile from the beach,” the department said in its tweet.
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Coyotes are found in every county in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife says the animals follow food, whether in a wooded/grassy area or a neighborhood in any part of the state.MORE NEWS: Should Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Keep His Job? Survey Sent To Hundreds Of Police Officers
They are usually very shy around people.