Ensnared Rancho Bernardo coyote rescued, still has piping around neck

Posted: 10:12 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 13:46:28-04

RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- For more than one month a North County coyote has been spotted with what looks like piping around her neck. Thanks to determined residents, she'll soon get the help she needs to get the piping off. 

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Tuesday night a rescue group sent a photo of the coyote, lovingly named "Myrtle," to 10News. 

Myrtle was first spotted sometime in April. Katie Ryan lives in the area and kept an eye on the animal's condition as she continued to pop up around the neighborhood. Side-by-side photos showed Myrtle had lost a dramatic amount of weight since she was first spotted - likely because of the piping around her neck. 

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For weeks Ryan and  The Fund for Wildlife Animal Center  worked to trap the coyote with no luck. Last week the animal center told 10News once Myrtle was caught they would have room for her, and experts ready to help.