In a pitiful display of man’s compulsion to impose his puny will upon nature—by which he is of course always surrounded and subsumed—the NYPD Emergency Service Unit captured a coyote on Saturday morning in Battery Park City.

Gothamist has video of the interloper looking a bit panicked as he or she bobs and weaves through Lower Manhattan.

Earlier this week, a particularly wily coyote eluded capture on the Upper West Side. It’s not clear whether the animal police apprehended this morning is the same one.

Correction, 5/27 – From an ASPCA spokesperson: “The initial NYPD media statement (and Tweet) incorrectly misstated that the coyote was taken to the ASPCA. The coyote is with Manhattan Animal Care and Control.”

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