Magic Experience With A Coyote Pup, by James Romano

Good morning!

I have to relate an experience I had with a coyote pup that was apparently separated from his family.

I am a tanker (fire bomber) pilot. I am currently based in Lancaster, CA on Tanker 107. On Tuesday morning, I was walking across the ramp from my aircraft to the crew shack and I saw a very young coyote pup sitting on the taxiway between me and the shack. I am guessing he was about 4 weeks old, +/-. He was all alone. I walked around him and sat down on the ground about 10 feet away from him. He was very calm, but was looking around – I assumed for his family. He was very weak on his feet, but otherwise looked healthy. He was absolutely adorable – cute and sweet as can be.

I am not a fan of making contact with wild animals because I believe it ultimately leads to their destruction at the hands of humans down the road, but this guy needed help. As I sat there, I invited him to come to me. After a short time, he did just that. He was only mildly cautious as he approached, continuing to stop and look around. I felt he knew he needed help, and seemed to be comfortable with my energy. He would start briefly as I moved my hand slowly, but immediately relaxed as he continued his movement closer to me while looking around.

Finally, he came to me and leaned against my right thigh. He allowed me to pet him immediately, and was calm and gentle as can be. He never opened his mouth or let out a sound. I gently pet him as I removed the fox tails from his coat. It was cold and windy that day, and I think he appreciated the warmth of my body and the protection from the wind. After a short time, I picked him up and placed him in my lap where I continued to caress and groom him. His coat looked good, but he was very thin. Pretty unstable on his feet.

After a time, a woman from the fire station came out to see why I had been sitting in the dirt for the last 20 or so minutes. When I showed her the coyote, she told me there was a vet tech inside that works on the base part time. I handed the pup over to her. He was very content to go with her.

The short story is the tech took him to Fish and Game. The plan is to get him healthy again and then release him in the same area. I am happy he gets another chance. I just hope my experience with him and his experience with the Fish and Game people do not lead him to be less cautious of humans.

It was a blessing to me to have this experience with this beautiful creature. It was a very spiritual moment, for which I am very grateful. The little soul had messages for me, which I believe I received. My hope is that he does not suffer in the future for delivering them.

I have some videos I took on my phone. If you are interested in seeing them, I will forward them.



[Post Script: Shockingly, James passed away unexpectedly a week after he sent me this wonderful story]

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hilary Cole
    May 04, 2019 @ 00:48:00

    That’s beautiful to read.. hope he remains safe …
    Many thanks for the post …

    Hilary 💕


  2. Kimberly Rock
    May 04, 2019 @ 03:19:31

    Wow, that was truly special.


  3. Carla Johnson
    May 04, 2019 @ 03:33:34

    I have a coyote hybrid named Lucy. I found her and her sister abandoned. Her sister Ginger, is more of a hound dog type but both are beautiful rust and black in color. It has been an amazing adventure watching the keen instincts of Lucy.

    I hope this little one makes a long and successful life. They need all the luck and prayers that we can give. Unfortunately, this ol’ world can be unkind to such a wondrous but misunderstood animal.

    God bless you for helping this one on their way.


  4. Margery Ellison
    May 04, 2019 @ 15:57:53

    Thank you for caring. So often we hear the stories of animal cruelty, it is nice to hear one of humans caring for an animal in need, whatever the species.


  5. James Romano
    May 04, 2019 @ 18:03:42

    I am very happy and grateful for this site and the opportunity to share this blessed experience. I plan on sharing this link with my friends with hopes that it goes viral. I hear from far too many people that these beautiful creatures are “pests,” which is an all too common judgment made by humans for any animal that is viewed as competition. Animals carry vital messages for us from Spirit. They are our teachers. Like the native Americans, we need to learn to appreciate and live with them, not destroy them.


  6. Lu LeMieux
    May 04, 2019 @ 20:13:01

    You are a kind soul and I agree with you on all counts. As the human population grows wild animals will suffer more impacts from us. I hope Fish & Game lets you know how the pup is fairing!


  7. Lyndsay
    May 04, 2019 @ 22:23:00

    That’s my dad! A majestic experience. The pup knew he could trust you, which is beyond special.


  8. Kay
    May 04, 2019 @ 23:44:37

    Wow, this has opened my eyes. I live in an area where there are many coyotes. I have big dogs, but I know they eat my neighbors’ little dogs and cats if the domestic ones get free. But this little pup was no different in nature than my beautiful dog babies. He/she can’t help eating what mom and dad teach….All creatures deserve life. Just please don’t hurt my big four-legged babies. But this little one was truly sweet and precious. Thanks for posting this.


  9. Jessica
    May 05, 2019 @ 15:07:32

    Such a heartwarming story and a magical experience indeed, Dad! I’m so glad you were there to save him.


  10. Lynda Griffith
    May 06, 2019 @ 07:09:38

    James Romano, I’m so glad you found this little one and I thank you for caring and coming to the rescue. I don’t think he would have survived very long had you not found him when you did. You were meant to find him and I hope that he regains strength very soon. I would love to hear how he’s doing in the near future. Thank you for sharing your experience and many thanks to Janet as well! :)) I love Coyote Yipps!


  11. Steven
    May 06, 2019 @ 19:19:34

    Good job, man!


  12. environmentalhealthpolicy
    May 06, 2019 @ 21:12:18

    This is a sad but sweet story. I fear that the pup’s mother must have been injured or killed, since the pup was alone and so thin, wandering from the den at such a young age. You were the pup’s only hope, and you came through! It’s never perfect to have human intervention in nature, but it can also be magical and wonderful to have moments of connection like this. Thank you for warming and tending the pup, and for getting him/her to safety!


  13. kristen baker
    Jun 14, 2019 @ 15:21:18

    As a long time friend of James and lost touch over the years after moving away, this definitely was a spiritual message, he connected deeply to the animal spirit world. I’m shocked to hear he passed, R.I. P my friend……….


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