This kind of stuff is what makes me really angry that people just cannot leave well enough alone.
This is a picture of Hal. Someone was kind enough to name him but the officials in Central Park just couldn't leave him be. I understand Coyotes are kinda scary, eat cats and probably dogs. But, I'm sure there are enough rats in Central Park that would have kept Hal happy for many years.
He was able to elude the park officials for quite a while, but they eventually got hold of him. They tagged him and sent him off to Long Island and were going to release him. But, he just wasn't going to have any of that. He died. It wasn't bad enough that the stress of being captured, having a muzzle put on and probably poked and prodded for hours was bad enough. Now they're going to try and figure out why he died by doing some kind of autopsy.
It's a very sad story. At least they didn't kill him right off the bat like they so often do when an animal is found out of it's element. Sure, we should find out more about the wildlife around us but once and while, just leave well enough alone.
You can read more about the story here.