Los Angeles school gets unexpected visitor

Los Angeles school gets unexpected visitor

Droughts in Southern California have led them to desperately search for food and water, while others seek to become cultured. A Los Angeles school had an unexpected visitor on its first day of school, one who had not enrolled, much less paid his tuition bill.

Los Angeles school gets unexpected visitor: coyote enters classroom on first day of school

Teachers and administrators at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School in the Northridge neighborhood were waiting for students to arrive Wednesday around 7:30 a.m. when they saw a coyote enter an eighth-grade classroom.

Rev. Filiberto Cortez captured images of the coyote sitting in the corner of the classroom.

“I’ve dealt with other types of animals here like wildlife,” Cortez told KABC Los Angeles. “This is the first time in a school setting that a coyote has come in.”

The coyote was safely removed by animal control.

The school poked fun at the sighting, saying on Facebook, “we are considering a new mascot.”

Wildlife expert Jennifer Brent told KABC that coyotes abandon their habitats as droughts in Southern California have driven them to desperately search for food and water. She said if people come into contact with a coyote, it’s best to stay away.

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“Don’t feed it, don’t try to pet it,” Brent said. “All of these things are detrimental to the coyote and to you. You want the coyote to stay away from you, stay away from people.”

The coyote was safely removed by animal control.

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