Elderly Woman Rescues Coyote Pup Covered In Painful Cactus Spines

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Usually, coyote mother would never let any human to be near her puppies, but when her nosy baby became really close to some, she knew that the only ways were to leave the baby behind or to let a human help her.

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So, when Gwen Maxwell, 86, saw the baby covered in cholla cactus in her garden, the coyote mother kept her distance, to get her puppy some help. Maxwell said that the scene of the baby was really shocking, it was tumbling over and over again, and completely covered with the chunks of cholla.

The little coyote managed to go to the nearby Pebblebrook Golf Course, and the old woman followed it and called for help. Shawn Bordine, assistant superintendent, and Jose Soto, a golf course worker, directly ran to see what was going on. So, they used pliers to take off the spines of the cactus, that were entered about a quarter an inch into its skin.

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Bordine said that as they were taking the spines out of the puppy's skin, he did not make any sound. They worked as quickly as possible, but also as carefully as possible, then they were stunned when they saw the mother, which she calmly stayed when they held her puppy. "She knew that they were trying to rescue her little baby" said Maxwell.

When they removed all the spines, there were some on the pup's skin, but generally he was fine, and he happily went off with its siblings and mother.



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