By the time rescuers from the rehab center, Wildwoods, arrived on the scene, the young animal had managed to escape -and had disappeared.
The team at Wildwoods eventually identified the "fox" as a coyote pup, so they enlisted a wildlife specialist to help retrieve him.
"He was so lethargic," Fazard Farr, executive director at Wildwoods, who was present during the capture, told The Dodo. "He was unable to fight. When I went to grab him, he didn't even bite."