Riverside County officials come the the rescue of Coney the burro

(Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

A wild burro is back in step in Riverside County after an animal services officer came to its aid and removed a traffic cone stuck to its hoof.

Officials were alerted to the animal by a caller who spotted it at Spring Mountain Road in Riverside. As the burro was understandably nervous, officials used a tranquilizer dart to calm the animal down, but not knock it out.

They were then able to remove the cone from the burro – who they nicknamed Coney.

β€œThe good news is the burro did not appear to have any injury related to wearing the cone temporarily,” Riverside County Animal Services Officer Chris Peck told the Desert Sun. β€œHe probably got it stuck earlier in the morning. Burros are curious and playful. He was probably playing with it and then he had his uh-oh moment.”

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