It was a long drive and coyotes tend to get car sickness. He was a little confused at first, but after a few good sniffs of the vegetation, he moved away, peeking at us briefly from cover, then disappearing into the brush.
He was found in the road near a creek. The creek is bordered by wide grassy banks and there are rabbits everywhere. We were confident that the den area was on the slope not too far upstream, which was the direction he headed. It was apparent that the coyote family hunt along the creek regularly and I'm sure that the kid met up with his family that evening. The area is very remote with no real people presence.
The youngster was in our care for 11 days. The 4-month old juvenile had been hit by a car and was semi-conscious for the first two days or so with only a few brief interludes of awareness. He slowly grew stronger and began eating by day 4. We kept him until he was steady on his feet and had put on some weight, getting three meals a day. The cage has a ground-level "hatch" where we could put his food. The walls were covered so that he could not see more than a small part of any person feeding him. He did not tame up at all, but was not aggressive either.