With the jar stuck on its head, the coyote was unable to eat or drink. Animal Control tried several times to capture the pup in order to remove the jar, but to no avail. (It is almost impossible to resist the urge to refer to the mayo jar coyote as "wily," but I shall try.)
How long can a young coyote live without water? As the papers ran story after story about missed opportunities, residents began to fear the worst.