Coyote Attacks

Monday, February 12th 2007, 11:13 am
By: News On 6

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- Animal specialists say the harsh winter may be leading to coyotes attacking pets.

Dana Amaya of Edmond says her two small dogs were killed in attacks in her back yard and even though no one saw the attacks she believes a coyote is to blame.

Ian Wolfe of the Edmond Animal Welfare Division says it wouldn't be a surprise if a coyote is to blame. He says the winter weather is destroying the coyote habitat and causing them to become bolder and more desperate in their search for food.

Suggestions to protect pets include not leaving pet food outside where it might attract wild animals and providing an enclosure to keep pets in and predators out.