For those of us who aren’t morning people, the early hours of the day tend to be a little bit hazy. Just because we’re up and moving doesn’t really mean we’re all there yet, and in such a sleepy state, it’s easy to be unaware of our surroundings.

Most of the time, we’re able to trudge through the tiredness without many issues, but in certain situations, being in an early-morning fog can lead to some dangerous predicaments.

Just look at what happened to this South Carolina doctor as he went in to work one recent morning. He was walking to the office, looking at his phone and sipping his coffee like any other day… but he was completely oblivious to the threatening presence following close behind.

Everything seemed normal to Dr. Steve Poletti as he was walking into work at his Mount Pleasant, South Carolina office one recent morning…

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What he didn’t realize, though, was that a wild coyote was hot on his tail!

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The creature stealthily followed him into the building…

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…And that’s when the real trouble began. See how the doctor reacted when he realized what happened!

Apparently Dr. Poletti didn’t notice the coyote until it brushed against his leg! Talk about an early morning shock to the system…

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