Struck at 75 mph, this coyote rode from the Utah-Nevada border all the way to Sacramento wedged behind the grill of a Honda Fit.
Despite the impact and an 8-to-10-hour drive, he suffered no broken bones or internal injuries -- proving that at least some coyotes are every bit as durable as Chuck Jones told us when we were kids.
Four days later, he escaped from a kennel,
There's a slide show at the NBC Bay Area site. It's amazing.
In a later interview, the Honda was quoted as saying, "Beep beep."
On a related note, I got the Grape back today. The shiny new headlight on the starboard side makes the old port side headlight look sorta grungy. There's a crack in the Ford medallion, but that's the only remaining evidence of that impact.
I have appointments planned for tomorrow, but the Santa Cruz Resume Jaunt will take place on Friday.
Thanks to wingywoof for the coyote story. Thanks to Kuykendall's Auto Body & Frame for the car repairs, and thanks to hinoki for sending me there.