Wild animals have survival skills that humans can never comprehend. Day and night, they hunt for their food, find shelter, and keep going. However, even wild animals can find themselves in situations where they might need the help of some kind humans. That was the case with a particular coyote rescue in Oakville, Ontario.
On November 5, a coyote was seen in Bronte Creek Provincial Park with its head stuck in a large plastic container. The situation was brought to the attention of the Oakville Humane Society.
"If you are in the Bronte Park area today and you spot a coyote with its head caught in a container, please call the OMHS at (905) 845-1551 and provide its location," the Oakville Humane Society wrote in a November 11 tweet.
"Do not approach the coyote, as it will likely run away when approached. We have a team of officers on site."
Caitlin Jones, manager of animal protective services, told CTV News that the plastic container was "like a Cheetos Puffs from Costco kind of thing or maybe something from a Halloween giveaway."
Eventually, Jones and her team were able to find the coyote and get a hold of it. It wasn't easy, however, as the animal could still run, jump and easily evade humans.
A video posted to the Oakville Human Society documented the team catching the coyote and taking it somewhere to remove the container from its head.
Luckily, the team was able to do so successfully, and shared their victory in another Facebook post that included photos of the team and the coyote.
"Great work last night by our amazing Animal Protective Services team who braved darkness and a fierce winter storm to successfully rescue a coyote with a plastic container stuck completely over its head," the post reads.
"The container was safely removed and the coyote is now recovering at Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge."
Humans have a real need to care for animals and make sure they are safe. That was apparent when 30 dogs were rescued from a dump in Manitoba.