Two older boys, one being around 6′ 4″ and their girlfriend were coming home late.
The boy went out to help his girlfriend unload the car, the dog followed. When they went back inside, the dog was left outside for a few moments. When the awful high pitched screams of the dog were heard, the boy jumped over a fence from a side entrance of the home to try to save the dog, “Freddie”. Coyotes ran, but not before judging whether or not they could take down the boy of 6’4” and 205lbs. Two men chased the coyotes; there were 2 on the driveway and 2 more on the street. In total, 4 coyotes were involved in this attack. It appeared that there were 2 coyotes guarding the corners and two coyotes making the attack on the driveway.
These animals were aggressive and smart. They came within 10 feet of the front door. They judged the dad and the son, before completely disappearing.
Both the boy and the dog were injured. The dog was rushed to the Animal hospital and the owners had hundreds of dollars in vet bills. The dog received stitches and a rabies vaccination.
This all happened in a matter of seconds.
In summary, there were 4 coyotes; two attacking on driveway, and two more coyotes were outside of the camera’s range. Two large boys were there, one being a huge football player around 205lbs and 6′ 4″, and adult male, along with the girlfriend. What you cannot hear is all the screaming for the dog, boys and father along with the girlfriend.
The owners have lived there since the 70’s. They had no idea that the coyotes were living in the area. They had found remains of dead cats recently, but did not know what had happened. They quickly had removed the remains as there are many children in their area and they did not want to have them see such a sight.
Imagine if your toddler had been sitting on your front lawn, within a matter of seconds, your baby could have been shaken and thrown with such velocity that the impact alone could have killed her/him.
Highlighted are flood controls, path to school and play area, location of the attack.
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