R.I.P. Hal

R.I.P. Hal. At least you had a good romp before the end.


  1. #1 Niobe
    April 1, 2006

    It’s called capture myopathy. Wild things are horrified by human handling, some more than others, and the little guy would have been cortisol-saturated from his initial capture and probable long-term isolation from a pack. Sometimes even the most sensitive handling and treatment is too much, and the animal dies. Happens in birds, too.

  2. #2 GrrlScientist
    April 1, 2006

    while coyotes are social animals, but they are not pack animals.

  3. #3 Niobe
    April 1, 2006

    My bad, Grrlsci. Didn’t do a biological profile check on coyote and should have, being more a bird-type person. Thanks for correction.

  4. #4 steve wolk
    April 5, 2006

    I suspect the coyote died as a result of being mugged.

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