March 30, 2015 By Christian Murray
A coyote has taken up residence in Long Island City and has been stuck on the roof of LIC Bar all day.
The tenants who live above LIC Bar discovered the wild animal this morning when they saw it from their back window, according to Brian Porter, the owner of the bar.
Porter said that they think the coyote entered via a broken window from the old Paragon Paint building and couldn’t get back inside the old building.
He said the animal look in good condition. “It looked well fed, it wasn’t a scrawny thing.”
Porter said that two police officers from the precinct have come to the scene and have called in animal control. The officers and Porter were surprised to find the coyote since they haven’t seen one in Long Island City before.
Matt Quigley, with Plaxall, took photos from his building and said it’s been a very long time that a coyote has been spotted in Long Island City.
A veterinarian from Citi Vet went up on the roof to see whether it was a wild dog or a coyote. She climbed up and took a look and made a hasty retreat.