A Massachusetts family did a good thing when they found this puppy "wandering and distressed". This adorable dog is no dog.
After a little while, they realized that's no dog. That's a coyote.
They took him to the New England Wildlife Center, where they say it's not uncommon this time of year to see a young coyote starting to stray from its mother. People at the center said, “we were able to very quickly identify it as a coyote, who was definitely still at an age where he should’ve been with the parents."
He was cleared for rabies (phew). It's being raised with another young coyote on the reservation. The staff said, “One of the best things you can do for a young pup that’s lost its family is at least provide a sibling of similar age,” he said. “That is because if we do our job right, and stay hands off, that sibling is gonna be the model, and they can learn as much as they can from each other.”
They'll learn from each other, and with luck, they'll be able to release them back into the wild by/ the end of the summer.