Rescued Coyote Goes Rafting With Savior


  • Justin went on an adventure rafting through the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan Rivers.
  • Just when he thought it would be a solo moment, he met YipYip who was barely surviving the cold river water.
  • YipYip is a tiny coyote pup and he went on an adventure with Justine for 10 days until he was turned over to Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan to fully recover. 

A Canadian man went out for a rafting adventure one day across the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan Rivers and thought it was going to be a me-time. Little did he know, he would stumble upon a tiny friend he would tag along.

Justin was enjoying himself paddling through the waters when he heard a noise. He went to check what it was but found nothing at first so he decided to start fishing. A little later, he heard a noise again and that’s when he saw a tiny creature with his nose on the surface trying to survive the very cold water — that’s a coyote pup!

Photo Credit: Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan (Facebook)

“Justin tried to reach for the animal but ended up falling in the freezing cold water as well,” explained the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society on Facebook. “Luckily, Justin was somehow able to locate the animal — a coyote pup! — in the water AND catch his raft before it floated away for good!”

Photo Credit: Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan (Facebook)

But as soon as Justin pulled the little pup out of the water, he was not breathing any more! Justin did  a CPR and revived the little one back to life with his “modified Heimlich maneuver.

He knew leaving the pup in the wild in that state would be dangerous for him so he decided to keep him and named him YipYip. 

For 10 days, Justin took care of YipYip, fed him and kept him warm, until finally they reached a spot with a signal and he immediately called for help. 

Photo Credit: Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan (Facebook)

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan came to rescue the tiny coyote where he will recover together with two other abandoned coyotes. As soon as they are in good health, they will be released back into their habitat.

It’s just so amazing how Justin has a big heart to lend a hand to the helpless! We need more of him in this world!

Source: Inspire More



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