Coyote attempted to attack my dog
by Mike Jennings
(Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Last night, Saturday October 27th at approximately 8:15 pm I was walking my two dogs, a 1 year old Boston Terrier and a 2 year old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie cross, along our usual route which is a green area (hydro cut) near our home.
While approaching a walkway which was dimly lit, my Collie started acting oddly as if she had spotted a cat or squirrel.
I immediately noticed a large shape (I assumed it was a loose Shepherd) approaching my dog which sent her into a frenzy. Seeing as I assumed it was a stray or loose dog and wanting to avoid a nasty fight I immediately made an attempt to rein in my dog. However, as the approaching threat entered the brightly moonlit path I suddenly realized that it was indeed a Coyote.
I was terrified! It was headed straight for my dog. I pulled hard on her leash and jerked her out of the way at the last second and the Coyote ran into the bushes. I pulled out my flashlight and hurried along the path while keeping an outlook for the threat. When we were 40 or 50 feet away I could see its eyes reflected in the light.
If my local authorities refuse to do anything about these animals then I will be forced to take action.
I will not be threatened in my own backyard.