Police tranquilize, collar coyote in Queens

In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department’s Special Operations Division, a female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan’s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York. The police released the coyote to the custody of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where she is being cared for. A string of recent sightings in Manhattan has drawn new attention to the wily critters that have been spotted periodically in New York since the 1990s.(New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A second coyote has been captured in New York — this time in Queens.

Police say they tranquilized the animal and captured it just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The NYPD says it’s likely the same one that got away after being spotted hiding near a house Monday.

It’s being cared for at the Center for Animal Care and Control.

The capture comes after authorities collared one near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning.

At least four other coyotes have been spotted in Manhattan this year.

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