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December 22, 2015 2:02 PM EST

A coyote that media reports have referred to as “wily” made its way into a South Carolina airport on Tuesday but was its vacation plans were thwarted before it could board a flight.

The furry frequent flyer successfully made its way into the airport, the Associated Press reports, but the animal’s quest for freedom via giant metal bird was thwarted by an animal control officer at the Myrtle Beach airport’s security checkpoint.

An officer may have attempted to capture the coyote outside of the airport, according to authorities, and the animal is suspected to have entered through a baggage area.

Luckily, while the beast’s own flight plans were put on hold, no one was hurt during the coyote’s escapade and no flights were delayed or cancelled.


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