Coyote pups found on Florida hotel property

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Posted: Apr 26, 2011 5:28 PM
Coyote pups found on Florida hotel property

A hotel on Florida's Gulf Coast had six small, furry guests staying on the property recently: coyote pups.

The pups were found on the grounds of the Belleair Biltmore Hotel last week. A local animal trapper collected the young canines, and they were taken to a local animal hospital.

The mother was not found. Officials say something likely happened to the pups' mother because she would have kept her offspring in a den.

All are healthy and are eating dog food.

Veterinarian Don Woodman says goal is to get the pups ready to be adopted to zoos or wildlife education centers.