Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Coyotes Attack Man Walking His Dog

A pack of wild coyotes attacked a man in Washington Friday, leaving him with wounds that forced him to spend most of the evening in the hospital. Q13Fox.comreports that Faron Scarberry was walking his dog Friday outside his home in Kent, Washington when three coyotes emerged from the woods approached him. “They were coming around the bush and I guess they were going after my puggle,” Scarberry said.  “One of them lunged up towards me and I kind of pushed it away with my hand and its front claws scratched my hand and wrist. Then one of the grabbed me by the pant leg and started shaking my leg so I just started kicking and hitting at them to get them off of me and they ran back under the fence.” As a result of the attack, Scarberry spent most of the night in the emergency room, diagnosed with a coyote bites and scratches. In addition, he had to endure 26 painful rabies injections, two shots in his hip, and 24 in his leg...more

According to this article, Scarberry lives next to a school:

A couple of days removed from the accident, Scarberry said he is a little sore. But most of all, he's worried about his neighbors. "The elementary school is right at the back of our property and the kids walk here to and from school," Scarberry said. "I don't want any of the kids to get hurt."


Anonymous said...

"Wild Coyotes?" Hmm I guess there are domestic coyotes also?
Written by a wildlife biologist from New York.

Frank DuBois said...

Great comment.