This grief was anything but good!
In Sun City West, Arizona - a local resident spotted a coyote pup literally covered in cholla cactus spines!!!
The lady resident watched the coyote pup struggle while the pup's mother watched!
Here's how the resident described it:
“The mother would walk all around that little coyote, and she must have known she couldn’t do anything about it. Finally, she just laid out on the gravel on the courtyard and watched that little one and was there for quite some time before she wandered off."
Luckily the little coyote pup wandered off onto a local golf course where the pup found its soon-to-be rescuers!
Assistant superintendent Shawn Bordine and maintenance worker Jose Soto brought out their thick leather gloves and their pliers, and pulled ALL of the cactus gunk out of the coyote pup's skin!
They then released it back to its family.
But was the coyote pup accepted back into the pack?
Here's what one of its rescuers said:
“Dad gave him a couple of licks, they played, and then ran away. I’m glad we were able to help, because I hate to see an animal down.”
We're literally elated everything worked out for this precious one!
And if you want, you can check out some disturbingly graphic pictures, which are definitely not for the squeamish, down (below) !!!
[Image via Facebook.]
Tags: cactus, covered, coyote, dangerous, health, pup, scary