Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase

Coyotes in the city
In this photo taken the morning of April 22, 2015, and released by the 24th Precinct of the New York City Police Dept., on Thursday April 23, 2015, a coyote walks in New York City's Riverside Park, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. While the animals have been spotted periodically in New York since the 1990s and have taken up residence in some Bronx parks, a string of sightings and captures in Manhattan and other unexpected locales in recent months has drawn new attention to them. And experts expect to see more of the adaptable animals in the nation’s biggest city. (New York City Police Dept. via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) – A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD.

Police collared the creature near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning.

The coyote was spotted shortly after 7:30 a.m. in the Battery Park City neighborhood. Officers tailed her up and down a marina and a Hudson River park for about an hour before using a tranquilizer dart to subdue her.

She is being cared for at the Center for Animal Care and Control.

Police say there were no injuries to humans or animals.

It is unclear if the coyote was the same one that was spotted in Riverside Park on Wednesday. At least four coyote sightings have been reported in Manhattan this year.

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