MACHIAS — A Maine turkey hunter got an unusual response from his turkey calls and decoy on opening day — he was bitten by a coyote.

Bill Robinson of Edmunds Township was hiding in the brush in Machias early Monday morning using a mouth call and decoy when he attracted a coyote rather than a turkey.

He says the coyote came around a thick spruce tree, lunged and bit him on the upper arm.

He says the animal quickly sprinted away once it realized it had bitten a human and not a turkey.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Robinson is undergoing a two-week regimen of rabies vaccine shots as a precaution but he does not believe the coyote was rabid.