Poor Coco was incredibly close to death, and so the family decided to call a local wildlife rehabber, Molly Ryan, to see if she could save the struggling woodchuck.
Ryan, who has cared for all kinds of wildlife, including many woodchucks, agreed to take Coco in, and immediately set about trying to save her life.
"The first thing I had to do was get her stabilized on fluids to rehydrate her and get her body temp back to normal," Ryan told The Dodo. "While Coco was in the 90-degree heat of that yard, birds had started to come down and peck at her head, so once she was stabilized, I started looking at the wound on her head. Every step of the painful cleaning and poking with needles, she was sweet as could be."