Cohasset Coyote Attack injures dog – NBC Boston
A Massachusetts woman is grateful her dog is okay after a coyote attacked the 14-pound dachshund Thursday morning in the backyard of her Cohasset home.
Amy Martin says “Tsuki” is stitched up and healed, but is resting at home after the “scary” incident. She says Tsuki was outside in her fenced yard with her boyfriend when a coyote appeared out of nowhere around 8:15 a.m.
“He said he didn’t hear anything except that she let out a really weird scream, and he’d never heard that sound come out of her before,” Martin explained. “He looked up and saw she was in the coyote’s mouth.”
Cohasset police are urging residents to be on alert after two coyote attacks on the same day.
Although they aren’t sure exactly how the coyote got into their yard near Beechwood and Riverview Drive, Martin’s boyfriend says he saw it jump over the 4ft fence to escape after scaring him off.
“We never let her wander out of sight because we know it could happen, but you don’t really think you have to be on top of her and something is going to jump into your yard that’s fenced and gated. . II guess it’s a false sense of security.”
Nearby resident Laura Kline says it’s concerning as a mother with a small child. She says she had no idea it was happening so close to home.
Martin says she knows how lucky they are that it hasn’t gotten worse. Now she urges others to be vigilant.
“I really thought, yeah, today is the day we lost her, she’s gone,” Martin recalled. “Fortunately, it was the reverse result of that.”
About a month ago, police said there were two more attacks in town, one on Highland Avenue and the other in Whitney Thayer Woods, where a man said he was attacked while he went out with his dogs.