Animal Services Rescues Upside-down Coyote

A coyote is right-side up again after County Animal Services rescued her from a predicament that left her hanging upside down from a fence in Ramona.

The animal was apparently leaping the fence along a property on Royal Vista Drive Wednesday when her foot became caught. County Animal Services was called in after someone spotted the coyote hanging by one leg.

An animal control officer found the animal’s left hind leg was caught in the wiring. The officer restrained the coyote, and the person who found the animal cut the top wire of the fence, freeing the animal’s foot.

The coyote was taken to the Fund for Animals facility in Ramona, and a veterinarian found the animal had a wounded leg and a damaged paw. After treatment and recovery, the facility hopes to release the coyote back into the wild.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact