FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Animal control officials in Fargo released a coyote back into the wild after the animal found its way into a local mall.

A worker at West Acres Mall noticed the coyote Tuesday afternoon in a back corridor used for employee access and deliveries. The animal limped in through a back door and laid down.

Animal control officers determined the coyote had a non-serious paw injury, and later released it.

Mall Property Manager Chris Heaton told WDAY-TV that it's rare for any animal to find its way into the mall, much less a coyote. He quipped: “Spring fashions are here, so maybe he was just looking for a new outfit.”


Information from: WDAY-TV, www.wday.com