We rarely hear about coyotes attacking humans, but one recently attacked a young girl. Luckily, her dog saved her. Regular readers of the Northern California Hiking Trails blog know that I love dogs and spend a lot of time outdoors with my golden retriever Molly.
Dog Saves Girl from Coyote Attack
I just read about a coyote who attacked a young girl and tried to drag her away. Fortunately her golden lab came to the rescue, biting the coyote and driving it away.
An animal that wildlife experts believe to be a coyote attacked a 7-year-old girl on Prudence Island on Dec. 30, grabbing her by the arm and dragging her toward the woods.
But the girl’s white American Labrador, named Kelly, fought the attacker off and saved her from injury.
Wearing only a long-sleeved shirt and a vest, Lauren was bitten on the arm. Lauren said that the coyote pulled her by the arm toward the woods. As Lauren tried to tug away from the animal’s grip, Kelly jumped in and bit the attacker’s rear leg.
I’ve seen many, many coyotes in my life. And where I live now, at Lake Shastina on the north side of Mount Shasta, I see a coyote at least once a week and I hear them nearly every night. But I’ve never had a problem with coyotes. I am wary when walking Molly in areas where they hang out. I keep her close to me and I watch closely for the coyotes.
Have You Ever Felt Threatened by a Coyote?
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