Coyote rescued on wayward ice in Lake Michigan

December 17, 2010 12:26:19 PM PST
A coyote was rescued Friday after floating on a wayward sheet of ice in Chicago's Lake Michigan.

Normally, the fire department doesn't rescue wildlife from lake waters, but because animal control responded so quickly to the emergency call. Fire crews decided to use a fireboat to bring the animal control official out to the coyote.

They say the coyote apparently was sniffing around some fish when the big chunk of ice it was sitting on broke off and drifted away.