MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A wily coyote made his way into Myrtle Beach International Airport but was trapped and removed before he could come into contact with passengers or employees.
Airport spokesman Kirk Lovell says an Horry County animal control officer cornered and trapped the animal Tuesday morning near the only federal security checkpoint on the ground floor. Lovell says no flights were delayed or canceled, but the checkpoint was briefly closed.
Horry Police Lt. Raul Denis says an initial report indicates that an officer had tried to trap the animal outside the building, but it may have entered through a baggage portal.
Denis says that no bites or injuries have been reported and that officers planned to release the coyote back to the wild.