Thursday, January 05, 2017

Experts Issue Warning After Coyotes Kill Suburban Family's Dog

A suburban family is mourning the loss of their beloved dog after he was killed in a coyote attack on Christmas Day - and issuing a warning to fellow pet owners. In a open field within a subdivision near Old Tavern Park in suburban Lisle, neighbors have noticed an increase in coyote sightings. On Sunday evening, two of them got ahold of one family's dog, a 10-year-old Shiba Inu named Jack. Jack was used to venturing outside of the home, but a relative who witnessed the attack said the coyotes now seem more daring than they've been before. "They've got no problem coming up to people's houses," said Tony Chobanov, adding that the entire incident took "probably 20, 30 seconds." "It wasn't long at all," he said. "It was fast and violent."...more

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