Coyotes Seen Going After Large Dogs In Stamford, Connecticut

CBS New York

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Coyotes were attacking in Connecticut this week, with three reports of the animals hunting down dogs.

Luckily, all the dogs survived. But as CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, animal control officials said there is a big reason some big dogs are becoming prey.

At least one coyote has been making the rounds in suburban Stamford – looming dangerously close to homes and setting its sights on several family dogs.

“There was something following (my dog); chasing her,” said Stamford resident Karen Hart.

Hart snapped a photo of her 2-year-old shepherd mix, named Kylie, running for her life.

“She got into the house and I slammed the door just as the coyote was approaching the front door,” Hart said.

There were four attacks in a period of one week.

All the dogs got away with minor cuts and scratches. But several owners have decided to keep their pets inside…

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