Skip to comments.Chihuahua Mix Attacked by Coyote, Saved by Pit Bulls
Posted on 08/05/2010 11:45:51 AM PDT by solosmoke
- A Littleton neighborhood is on edge after a coyote attacked and nearly killed a woman's dog Saturday morning. These attacks are becoming more and more common.Buster is a Chihuahua-Terrier mix. He was attacked Saturday morning. "He woke me up at 6:30 to do his thing. I let him out and I came out with him," said Jodi Robinette of Littleton. "And about a minute later, he screamed like I've never heard an animal scream." Robinette ran after Buster and the coyote behind her home at 949 West Peakview Circle near Angeline Little Greenway Park."And right when I came around this corner, the coyote had my dog in his mouth, shaking him as he was running, she said. "And then, I see the coyote at the very middle of this field drop my dog." Turns out the neighbors pit bulls were going after the coyote.As for the pit bulls - they scared off the coyote and then protected Buster under a bush. "They were circling him and sitting by him. Making sure he was all right," said Robinette. "So it needs to be said that theres some good (in pit bulls) and not all bad."
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Maybe the Pit Bulls where just mad because the Coyote was raiding their larder? ;-)
Interesting story. Thanks for posting this!!!
Good for the pit bulls!
So what did the poor coyote eat for breakfast then?
Right up your alley.
I was about to say that I KNEW chet99 couldn’t have posted this story.....
Nope. No more than an anti-gunner would post a story of someone using a gun to defend themselves.
Poor coyote probably thought it was a rat and fair game.
Now I understand why pitbulls were so popular with pioneering Americans. The pitbulls dealt with the coyotes and other varmints.
Is that anything like Chex Mix?
There’s not a night goes by that coyotes don’t enter my yard hoping to get one of the feral cats I keep to control snakes. It’s interesting to see how little fear they have of humans these days. They do fear the sound of a firearm discgarging, though.
We had a few of them around growing up, never a problem! Until the wrong sort of people started raising them.
Put Karelian Bear dogs, Irish wolfhounds, and pitbulls together in a group and they should be able to take care of just about any problem that might crop up.
I live out in the woods and have two old dogs. I try to remember to take my pistol with me when the dogs go out to the backyard, along with a search light. Haven’t seen any coyotes but they have to be here (they’re everywhere).
Now I understand why pitbulls were so popular with pioneering Americans
I was not aware of that fact.
“Theres not a night goes by that coyotes dont enter my yard hoping to get one of the feral cats I keep to control snakes. Its interesting to see how little fear they have of humans these days. They do fear the sound of a firearm discgarging, though.”<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
When I lived in southern California, we would often have coyotes come right up. Some would even act injured to get food. They are very clever, and they certainly don’t view us humans as higher up (but they do run if you bend down to pick something up off the ground)!
I know Pits can be very dangerous if not raised right. Being an owner of one she is the best dog ever. Loves everyone Pits are extreme protectors at the homefront. I live in an area where coyotes roam plenty, its a comfort having her.
I hear you. Any dog can be dangerous if raised incorrectly.
Thanks for the articles showing the good side of Pitbulls today with this one and the one that saved the owners from the house fire. A few folks on FR would rather just focus and post the negative about Pit Bulls and not look at the breed as a whole.
Put Karelian Bear dogs, Irish wolfhounds, and pitbulls together in a group and their perceived problems will be each other.
The only damage I ever took from a dog was from a Toy Manchester that chewed up my hand pretty good.
The only dog that ever tried to bite me was a long-haired chihuahua. What a nasty creature, who sadly was encouraged to be aggressive through bad training by a clueless owner.
As of the last century they were one of the most popular family dogs, too. Many of the dogs I remember seeing in old pics and thinking of as “mutts” were often Pits.
Go figure, a coyote preying on a mexican.........Who woulda thought.
Currently, my dog is growling and barking, because she is protecting us from the sound of construction on the main road.
first time I saw it.. :P
oops! you’re right. I should have known. :P
Thanks for the ping!
What a neat story! Thanks for the ping.
If you’re interested, here’s a link to some pictures of early American pitbulls and their owners.
At one time, they were the quintessential American dog.
Are you the owner of that site? I noticed it happened to belong to a breeder, just curious.
Packs of coyotes are common in certain areas an attacking dogs isn’t unusual. A pack jumped a fence and attacked a German Shepherd...all they found of him was an ear. They never bothered my Alaskan Malamute...why too much wolf in him.
No, I don’t own the website; I just love seeing the women in their bustles and men wearing bowler hats, posing with their pit bulls. I like old photos. :-)
Very interesting old photos. Thanks.
Now I have to go back and look at the photo I have of the family dog from my greatgrandmother’s family c. 1914.
Thanks for posting this.
They were a popular breed at the time; both Helen Keller and Teddy Roosevelt (among numerous others) were pit bull owners.
I too love the old pics. It really shows how adored those dogs were at one time, by every type of person, and also how most were not gigantic slobbering monsters, but petite, well-put-together bull and terriers. Thanks for the pictures! I am bookmarking the page to use later.
Aren’t they cool? I suspect that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood dog Jack, the ‘brindled bull dog’, was a pit bull. I don’t think a brachycephalic English Bull Dog could have covered the ground that Jack did.
Love those KBDs. Was looking for one a while back, but ended up with my Malamute instead. Definitely not complaining.