Team work when handling a dangerous animal

Examining a dangerous animal takes a team with good skills and excellent communication. It’s the team work of our staff and volunteers that I am most proud of.

When an animal first arrives, it gets a cursory exam. The cursory exam determines if there’s anything life threatening and it’s is done quickly. Then the animal is given time to de-stress. This adult coyote was hit by a car on route 81. Allison and Mike responded and captured it. Allison, Greg, Cody, Taylor and I (Peggy) examined it. Mike is filming. Because coyotes are rabies vector species, everyone involved is vaccinated for rabies. Several interns got to observe from the next room.