As licensed wildlife rehabilitators, Stein and her team have minimal direct contact with the coyote to ensure she doesn’t become used to humans. She is being fed and administered medicine through a visual barrier, and is monitored through a camera placed within her quarantine kennel.
And since she’s feeling better now, the coyote isn’t afraid to show off her feistiness to her rescuers.
“In our care, there’s no danger of her becoming habituated,” Stein explained. “We joke that if it seems that the animal hates us, then we’re doing a good job. She’s a wild animal and that should be her normal response to us.”