Luckily, the coyote stepped into a camera trap on a woman’s property in Rancho Bernardo, California, in April, and the woman, who’s a big animal lover, knew exactly what to do. She contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and asked if someone could rescue the coyote.
However, the officers who examined the footage were hesitant to do anything at the time. It was the start of coyote breeding season, and if the coyote had pups nearby, the pups would starve if they took the mother away. So they waited.