Video: Sarasota PD helps coyote out of the Sarasota Bay

Video: Sarasota PD helps coyote out of the Sarasota Bay
Sarasota PD helps coyote in water (Source: Sarasota PD helps coyote in water)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department got a bit of a surprise on Saturday when responding to a possible stranded dog in Sarasota Bay.

Officers out on patrol received a notice that a dog was possibly stranded in New Pass. When the Marine Patrol arrived on the scene, the officer jumped into the water only to realize that the animal was not a dog but a coyote.

Officers guided the coyote back toward land and were able to assist it back to the woods safely near Ken Thompson Park.

You can watch a video of the furry encounter here.

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