A Pennsylvania woman rescued a “scared” animal. Nobody knows what it is
A woman in Pennsylvania has experts baffled by the animal she discovered outside her home.
Christina Eyth rescued the animal earlier this week near her home in Fairfield Township after finding paw prints outside her door. Eyth followed the tracks, assuming they had belonged to his neighbor’s dog after they escaped. The leads ended up leading her directly to an unidentified animal, which Eyth said was exhibiting “frightened behavior”.
“I looked outside the door and that’s every time I noticed the animal on my left side and he was so scared and so cold and shivering,” recalls Eyth in an interview with NBC News. “…All I could think of was, ‘This animal needs help.'”
Saving the animal was one thing: Eyth managed to lure the animal into his basement and out of the cold. Since then, however, the animal has remained a mystery.
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Eyth said at first she thought the creature might be a coyote or a dog. After calling Wildlife Works, a local rescue service, and transferring the creature to their facility for treatment, there were only more questions.
Morgan Barron, a certified wildlife rehabilitator at Wildlife Works, struggled to identify what this animal might be and told NBC News she couldn’t “definitely tell what it is.”
“But err on the side of caution because they may be carriers of rabies and since it could be a coyote we can keep it here, do some genetic testing and then go from there,” Barron explained.
Barron said that since the animal’s demeanor is rather timid and does not show signs of aggression, she believes the animal may be a dog. In the meantime, the animal is currently being treated for mange and is being kept in isolation.