Skip to comments.Family’s Dog Recovering After Suffering Two-Dozen Bites In Coyote Attack
Posted on 09/10/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin
WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) A familys dog is recovering after being attacked by coyotes in the familys back yard.
Momo, a miniature pincher, underwent surgery at the hospital for at least two-dozen bites, located primarily around her stomach.
Shes still alive, and I feel so lucky, the dogs owner, Huong Luu, said.
Deputies believe at least two coyotes attacked the dog after jumping the yards fence.
Neighbors, meanwhile, say that coyote attacks are no rare accidents in their neighborhood, suggesting that they come from a field near the school.
Theres a little farm just about a block away, and they lost all their turkeys and all their hens, Luus neighbor said.
Deputies are reminder pet owners to keep both small pets and pet food indoors.
Poor little pup. They’re lucky that Momo survived.
Coyotes can and do kill people, too.
“Kill every coyote you see”
I wonder how well a silenced air rifle from the back porch would work. You know, the kind they just banned in NJ.
Not that it's right or wrong, but coyotes here are worth less than dirt. I wanted to think they were majestic and noble creatures, but I'm leaning towards the coyote being a nuisance at best.
No, I'm not advocating the eradication of the coyote (even if such a thing were possible, which it isn't) like the Dept. of Wildlife seems to be in favor of.
Coyotes have been hit by .22-250 varmint rifle bullets and still manage to get away and even sometimes survive a horrible wound. That, I've seen.
You owe the animal kingdom a swift kill, if you must slaughter.
They’re all over the place in my neighborhood too. One reason I’ll be buying a nice crossbow soon. I have 3 kids -2,7,and 8. I see a Coyote on my land I’m doing everything I can to kill it. (I have plenty of guns but don’t want to deal with my neighbors complaining about the shots)
Our next door neighbors' dog was also attacked, but survived after surgery that included multiple blood transfusions.
Would a crossbow bolt do the job? Also quiet.
I have a silenced air rifle. The problem with them is they like to brag about 1300 fps which means its super sonic. First time I touched mine off in the back yard was the last. It’s about the same as 22 LR. Mines .17, you may be able to find a subsonic 22 air rifle that would work.
Silenced doesn’t mean squat.
I’ve seen coyotes strolling across my back yard, but not recently.
Good luck to them if my dog spots them.
Our Gamo Varminter with the raptor pellets is the same velocity as a .22. I’m sure it would kill a coyote. We have them in our neighborhood all the time. We don’t let our chihuahua out on the deck without the other dog to watch her. Our fence is only 4 ft tall no problem for a coyote.
One night I had a coyote follow me and the Chihuahua home from a walk. Mr. GG2 slipped out on the back deck and tried to bring it in close with our dying rabbit call but it would not come out from behind the woodpile. They are pretty smart.
We have some pretty bold coyotes in my neck of the woods...
We have some little dogs and big ones. I used to let the little ones out in the huge back yard, and then sit back in a rocking chair on the patio whilst they did their business. Once, in the afternoon (they usually only come out at night or very early in the morning), I heard loud screeching off in the distance. Looked up, and it took a couple of seconds to realize 2 coyotes had one of my little ones on the ground. Started running and yelling at them, and whilst they were looking at me the little one ran back to the house. I’m sure a few seconds later and it would have been too late. When I got to where they were, they moved off a few paces and simply stared at me. Wish I had a gun then.
A couple weeks later, we heard a loud ruckus around the front of the property...ran out front to see our Rottweiler walking back bleeding from around the neck. Apparently, she let herself out for a walk, and we think she may have tried to make nice with the same coyotes (she’s a super sweetheart without an aggressive bone in her body). It took two hours to shave all the fur from around her head and neck...found a puncture wound and several severe gashes. Luckily she’d just had her rabies shot, so we were okay there.
Now we never let them out any time of day unaccompanied. My little one won’t go out at all. Can’t do much else about it...animal control won’t even come out unless they threaten or attack a human. I started carrying pepper spray whenever I’m out...I’ve heard that if you can nail one with a good spray, they won’t come back to the area.
Fungoking’s #1 rule of dog ownership: If the dog isn’t big enough that if it turned you wouldn’t be in a fight for your life, you might as well have a cat.
I live in the foothills in So Cal and coyotes come with the territory. The city I live in used to trap ‘em in our neighborhoods and release them 100 miles away. NO longer. All the cats are long gone and a neighbor just recently lost a large dog. My little dog is inside all night, but my big dog — well, he’s not afraid of coyotes and has fought several of them — and come out alive!
People around where I live are installing rollers on top of their fences because coyotes will climb right over chain link fences. A neighbor’s Boston Terrier was attacked this way — luckily, he heard the dog yelp and was able to save him, but at a great cost.
I’ve got a disabled neighbor confined to a wheelchair and he is terrified of coyotes — he claims people in our neighborhood are feeding them. Idiots.
Animal worshipers are troublemakers, too, by the way.