Now that she’s free again, the female coyote will likely rejoin her pack, said Maguranis, who got help with the release from licensed wildlife rehabilitator Deanna Gualtieri.
He knows that some people are bound to disagree with his decision, authorized by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, to trap, treat, and release the female coyote. But, he said, he couldn’t let the coyote suffer, and once she’d been nursed back to health at Tufts, state wildlife officials okayed her release back into Belmont.
“It’s the right thing to do,” Maguranis said. “She belongs to the wild.”
The door swung open and the coyote took off, a flash of reddish fur, tail tucked and body hurtling across the mud towards the woods. And she was gone.