Two coyote pups were released back into the wild in Santa Barbara County, after an animal rescue group saved them following the death of their mother.
The pups mother was struck, and killed by a vehicle on Highway 154, in the Santa Ynez Valley in June. People saw the eight to ten week old pups running in and out of traffic, as they tried to stay near the remains of their mother.
They were safely trapped, and reared by the Santa Ynez Valley based Animal Rescue Group. The coyotes were released in a remote area of the Santa Ynez Mountains, about three miles from where they were originally caught.