Rest in peace, sweet coyote.
Hal dropped dead, of unknown causes, moments before he was to be released. What were they doing to him????!!!!!!!!! It's a cruel world, Hal, but you're in the big city park in the sky now.
From the New York Times article:
"He was in good shape when he left me," one of the handlers, Rebecca Asman, said yesterday. "Maybe there were other things going on inside of Hal. He looked good to us. As far as outward appearance, he was eating very well and he was very calm, but coyotes are by nature very calm."