Your star Travis Van Winkle shows off bloody leg from ‘frightening’ coyote attack
Travis Van Winkle appeared in the third series of the psychological thriller You – released on Netflix last year
Travis Van Winkle has recalled a ‘scary’ incident in which he said a pair of coyotes surrounded his dog after he suffered an injury after he intervened to save her.
The actor, 39, – who starred in the third season of Netflix’s You – said he and labradoodle Karen encountered the wild creatures at a park, believed to be in Los Angeles.
He recalled their experience in a recent Instagram post, warning his followers about coyotes after the incident – which reportedly happened at Griffith Park – yesterday.
Along with a series of videos and photos, he wrote in the caption, “Too close to be comfortable. Glad my little darling is ok. Luckily it went well today. Thank you @azitagram for m ‘to have comforted afterwards. Eeeeesh. Scary stuff.’
The actor – whose credits include the horror reboot Friday the 13th (2009) – also shared a video of himself discussing the incident, in which he showed the injury he suffered.
He warned other dog owners to be ‘very careful’ and said: ‘I was just hanging out in this little back area. Karen and I were just kind of hiking, throwing bark at her down this hill .”
Travis continued in the video, “Two coyotes […] came after her. One of them almost got his leg. I had to race down the mountain literally screaming at the top of my lungs.”
Showing his bloody and bruised leg to the camera, he commented: “I literally slid down the mountain and they ran away.”
He added: “There were two surrounding him. I thought [one of them] bit her but luckily [they] not. But damn it was close.”
The post also included images of what appeared to be two coyotes on a hill, with Travis also sharing a photo of his bloody and bruised leg with his followers.
Her followers took to the comments section to express their best wishes, with one writing in response to the post, “This is so scary. I’m so glad Karen is okay. You saved her.”
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Another commented: “Omg this is scary. Glad you and Karen are okay. Way to be an amazing dog daddy jumping to save her like this.”
“Thank goodness she wasn’t hurt. I’m so sorry this happened to you,” one follower said, while another added, “Yuck man! Scary! So sorry this had to happen. Those are nasty scratches.”
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