Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Tevyn taking a look at the fur in the fender...

The body of the coyote poking out through the radiator...

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Meet the wiliest of all coyotes:

Hit by a car at 75mph, embedded in the fender, stuck for 600 miles, and SURVIVED!

When a brother and sister struck a coyote at 75mph they assumed they had killed the animal and drove on. They didn't realize this was the toughest creature ever to survive a hit-and-run. Eight hours, two fuel stops, and 600 miles later they found the wild animal embedded in their front fender-and very much alive.

Daniel and Tevyn were driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah

border when they noticed a pack of coyotes near the roadside on October 12.

When one of the animals ran in front of the car, the impact sounded fatal, so the siblings thought there was no point in stopping.

"Right off the bat, we knew it was bad," Daniel explained. "We thought the story was over."

After the incident, around 1:00am, they continued their 600 mile drive to North San Juan - even stopping for fuel at least twice. But it was only when they finally reached their destination at around 9:00am that they took the time to examine what damage they might have sustained.

At first it looked as though it was going to be quite gruesome.

"Daniel saw fur and the body inside the grill", Tevyn East said.

"I was trying to keep some distance. Our assumption was it was part of the coyote - it didn't register that it was the whole animal."

Daniel East got a broom to try and pry the remains out of the bumper and got the shock of his life.

"It flinched," Tevyn said. "It was a huge surprise - he got a little freaked out."

And now my friends, please view the pics for the rest of the story!



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