Okay, I want to start this story by saying I am clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed. I got it so no need to tell me that part. I'm already aware. On the way to work this morning, around 5:15 or so when it's bright, but the sun's not yet risen, I was driving down I-90 West. Off to the side of the road in the grass, I see what I believe to be a dog. Now being the animal lover I am, there was no way I was going to drive off and leave the poor dog there. He might get hit by a car. So I quickly pulled over. Now the "dog" was near the tree line, but on the grass and about 20 yards from the highway itself. So I get out of my car and I'm looking at the "dog" saying come here baby, it's okay. When another car pulls up next to me. It's a very nice man on his way to work. He was my age roughly, and he came up to me and said, m'am, what are you doing. And I said, thank you so much for stopping, there's a dog right there and I'm afraid he's going to be hit by a car so I'm trying to get him to come to me so I can bring him to the Humane Society. And the guy looked at me like I was a dolt, which I am, and said m;am, that is not a dog, it's coyote. I'm not quite sure why he's this close to the highway, but my guess is he chased a deer and now he just wants to go back to where he came from. And I said, are you sure, and he looked at me and laughed and said, be glad the "dog" didn't come running to you when you started calling him. I couldn't believe what an idiot I had been. By this time the coyote was going deeper into the tree line and I slowly started going back to my car. I thanked him for stopping, and he said. Don't feel too silly. You're not the first person to have done this, and the bottom line is that you have a good heart because you wanted to help. I thought it was so sweet of him to say that considering I really was being a dolt. Anyway, we shook hands, wished each other well, and off we went. So I guess the moral of the story is, when you think you see a loose dog or other animal, call the police or animal control and let them handle it. Worst part is, I grew up with coyotes all around and have always known what a coyote looks like. What's happening?!?!? LOL.