After being hit by a car while looking for food, the coyote in the images below was on the brink of death. In addition to the injuries he got in the accident, the animal was also suffering from sarcoptic mange, a parasite that caused his fur to fall out. The coyote was in pretty bad shape, but he turned out to be a fighter.
He was lucky enough to get help in time. Some people who saw the poor animal after getting hit by the car called animal control, and they took him to an animal center where he was given the best medical care possible.
Although coyotes are wild animals, what stroke the rescuers most was the coyote’s gentle face and friendly attitude. One of the rescuers who took care of him later said this: “The thing that really gets me is his eyes. Even when he was at his worst, there was a brightness and hopefulness about them.” Looking at the images below, it’s easy to forget that he is actually a wild animal, and not a pet you can cuddle with.
His eyes shine with hope, but we can’t get enough of that smile either! Take a look and don’t forget to share!