How I Almost Brought A Coyote Home With Me

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.  

Coyote around East Greenbush
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