For the second time this month, a coyote was caught after running amok in Manhattan. It's like 2010 all over again! What's next, another explosive years-in-the-making Albany scandal? Oh wait...

According to the Post, the coyote was spotted running past a guard shack at ConEd’s East 14th Street plant a little after 7 a.m. on Sunday. After a thirty minute chase, cops were able to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart and trap it with a catch pole.

The police had some fun as well:

Officers were equally amused and cautious of the animal - laughing and taking cell phone pictures of the tranquilized beast, but then nervously jumping back if it made the slightest move forward.

Earlier this month, a "feisty" coyote was caught by Animal Care & Control in Riverside Park, which was one of the first spotted in the city since the heyday of 2010-2011, when coyotes seemed poised to knock off raccoons as our city's favorite unwanted visitor (besides rats, bedbugs, cockroaches, and tourists who don't know how to walk at normal paces).

So overall, this has been a pretty solid month for coyotes, who were also given the spotlight in the new Modest Mouse single.