Coyote attacks dog in Boston’s Hyde Park – NBC Boston


Another coyote attack on a small dog has Massachusetts officials warning pet owners to be careful.

Lisa Rampino of Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood says she saw a coyote grab her 11-year-old chihuahua, Biscuit, around 6:15 a.m. Monday.

“He ran so fast,” she said. “It was just, like, boom – lightning on the sidewalk. Just gone.”

Rampino says she stood at the top of the steps of her house and let her dog out, turning her back to him for a moment. Within seconds, and without any warning, she saw the coyote taking Biscuit from her backyard.

She says she chased the coyote as it carried the dog down the road, but eventually lost sight of it.

Once news of what happened to Biscuit spread, Rampino says neighbors came out to try and help him find his beloved pet.

“At a time when you feel so alone, it helped to know that I wasn’t alone there,” she said.

After searching for 10 hours in the woods, Rampino says she still hasn’t been able to find Biscuit’s body. But she wants to warn her neighbors in the hope that no one else will have to endure the same pain.

At least three other dogs are believed to have been killed in recent coyote attacks in Massachusetts.

If a coyote approaches you, authorities advise you to make noise and not be intimidated. Pet owners are asked to keep their dogs on a leash at all times.

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