(CNN) — One wily coyote made its way to the roof of a bar in Queens, New York, on Monday morning.
Matt Quigley was at his office when he saw what he thought was a dog on the roof of the garage of LIC Bar across the street.
Turns out, a coyote was on the prowl.
Prowling, and more likely pacing, Quigley said, “trying to figure out how the heck to get off this roof.”
Brian Porter, owner of the bar in Queens’ Long Island City neighborhood, was shocked when he first saw the animal.
“It was a pretty big animal, by the far biggest coyote I’ve ever seen,” said Porter, who thinks it reached the roof through an opening in an old paint factory behind the bar.
Quigley and his cousin snapped photos from the safety of their office as an employee from City Vet — a veterinarian’s office located next door — climbed up to get a better look at the animal, he said.
“She came back pretty quick cause she saw it was not a dog,” he said.
Sgt. Brendan Ryan of the New York Police Department confirmed to CNN that police responded to reports of an animal on a rooftop, though when the cops arrived, he said, the animal fled the scene.