Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car in Waukegan

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A train conductor pulled into the employee parking lot at a north suburban train station with what turned out to be a coyote stuck in the grill of his vehicle.

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WLS) -- A coyote is recovering Monday night after it got stuck in a bumper in north suburban Waukegan.

People noticed the animal trapped in the front of the vehicle at a train station parking lot and called animal control.

PHOTOS: Coyote hit by car, stuck in bumper

The driver says he didn't know the animal was there.

The coyote is resting at a wildlife center with leg fractures.

On the wildlife center's Facebook page, the coyote was named Vern.

For more pictures of Vern, visit

Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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