A Manitoba man, who hit a coyote with his car and decided to put the animal in his vehicle, came back hours later to find it awake in his front seat.
As reported by CBC News, the driver hit the coyote Wednesday while he was on his way to work, but felt guilty about the collision, so he took the unconscious animal with him on his commute.
He went into work and left the coyote inside the car during that time as he tried to figure out what to do with it. When he finished his shift the coyote was fully awake, perched up in the front seat. He decided to call a conservation officer for help who then brought it to a local wildlife centre.
Dan Diawol, director of the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre, received the animal and said it seemed very lethargic.
“We first wanted to check and make sure there wasn’t any obvious fractures, like in the legs or the hips or anything,” he said.
Diawol said that even though the animal didn’t have any broken bones, it had a few cuts. Staff gave it some pain medication and set it up in a room to monitor its condition.
Diawol said overall, the coyote is in good shape: clean teeth, a good coat and a healthy appetite.
“We’re pretty confident this it’s gonna make a full recovery and be able to be released back to the wild,” he said. “I think it’s just a matter of time for healing.”