NASHVILLE, TN (Gray News) – Police removed a scared, confused coyote after it wandered into Music City Center in Nashville on Sunday night.
Employees working there were able to corral the animal into a bathroom.
Police and Metro Animal Control soon responded and used catch poles to lead the coyote to Officer Brenna Hosey’s police car.
Hosey then drove the coyote to a wooded area and released it.
Metro officials said the rapid expansion of the city is forcing animals like the coyote out of their natural habitats.
"I definitely don’t see this as something going away,” Lauren Blackstone, the director of Metro Animal Control, told WSMV. “I think with the buildup of Nashville, and how quickly construction is happening, we’re just taking away their habitat, so they do have to go somewhere.”