• WATCH: Coyote chases SC doctor out of office

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    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - A doctor in Mount Pleasant got a huge surprise when a coyote followed him into his office.

    Surveillance video outside the office shows the doctor and animal entering the office last week. Then moments later, the doctor bolts out of the door with the coyote behind him.

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    Dr. Steve Poletti said he was minding his own business when he walked into the office and didn’t even notice the coyote. He thought it was a dog at first.

    “It kind of bared its teeth and started growling,” Poletti said. “I kind of put my hands up and jingled my keys and the coyote took a step back and basically I came back here and pushed the exit button and took a run for it.”

    The doctor called police who referred him to animal control, who then suggested the doctor hire a trapper.

    Mount Pleasant’s mayor said that’s the protocol, but didn’t comment further on the town’s response until she could talk to her staff.

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