An eight-year-old girl has formed an unlikely friendship – with a coyote.
Hailey Hanestad thinks nothing about nuzzling up to the animal, called Wiley, and even dozes off with him on her bed.
She’s even taken to howling with him during the evenings. Wiley has been a treasured member of the family since being rescued by Hailey’s dad, Rick, three years ago.
Today he’s thought to be just one of two coyotes in the US that have become domesticated after being born in the wild.