Marine police, animal control rescue frozen coyote trapped on pier ladder

A coyote was rescued after getting itself stuck at the Burlington Canal on Sunday. 

Const. Ben Rushton said officers were out on regular patrol when a concerned citizen waved them over to the canal wall and showed them where a coyote was wedged behind a ladder that leads down to the water.

"Nobody knows how or why the coyote ended up there," Rushton said. "Because of some of the spray, its fur was frozen to the concrete."

Hamilton police's Marine Unit got in touch with animal control workers in Hamilton and Burlington, who were able to free the coyote after checking to make sure it didn't have any injuries.