Coyote jumps 4ft fence to attack dog in South Shore backyard
Coyote activity continues to threaten the lives of small pets in Greater Boston.
In Cohasset, a dachshund is believed to be alive after being attacked shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday morning, according to NBC 10 Boston.
Amy Martin told NBC she rushed home after her boyfriend called her at work, alerting her that a coyote had jumped over a four-foot fence and attacked her 14-year-old dog. books, “Tsuki”, as he watched her in the yard.
The coyote dropped the dog before escaping through the fence, leaving Tsuki to bleed, NBC reported.
Martin told the outlet that she and her boyfriend took the dog to the emergency vet, noting: ‘She had really big holes in her – and thankfully she wasn’t bleeding anymore – but she’s quite small so it was very disturbing that it happened in our garden in the middle of the morning.
The incident comes about a month after Cohasset police issued a warning about coyote attacks occurring in the area, particularly in the early hours of the morning.
In August, other coyote attacks on dogs were reported in Wayland, Sudbury and Concord.
To learn more about coyotes and precautions to protect pets, watch the video below, which was shared in November 2021 by Natural Resources Officer Josh Kimball, who handles animal service calls in Cohasset and Norwell:
Also watch a clip from Martin’s interview with NBC below:
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