The last thing the plumbers expected to flush out of the drain was a litter of coyote pups.

But that's what they found when they cleared a 16-inch drain pipe at the Westin La Paloma Resort.The workmen were called last week after the tennis courts flooded from a backed-up drain. They used a high-pressure hose and flushed out a pile of sand and leaves, along with three coyote puppies, about six to seven weeks old.

The water leaves the hose with about 2,000 pounds pressure per square inch. But Al Pfordte, a Roto Rooter manager, said the pups weren't hurt.