WOMAN SAVES NEIGHBOR’S DOG FROM PACK OF COYOTES - “I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away.”
A woman named Dolores Jefferson in Illinois saw her neighbor’s dog, Roxie, being attacked by a pack of coyotes in her yard. Jefferson ran out screaming and drove the coyotes away. Roxie suffered an injury on her nose, but was otherwise ok. Roxie is a ten-year-old Cirneco dell’Etna dog. Here’s more from the Daily Herald:
Dolores “Dolly” Jefferson was getting some coffee about 11:30 a.m. Friday in the back room of her house near White Pines Golf Course when she “heard all kinds of commotion” in her backyard and saw her neighbor’s dog being attacked by a coyote.
"I looked out and saw Roxie had been bitten on the snout and the biggest coyote I’ve ever seen was chasing her around the pool and toward a pack of three more coyotes," Jefferson said. "My son has always told me to scream and yell real loud if I see a coyote and that’s what I did. I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away."
Roxie’s owner, Rich Parent, who lives immediately behind Jefferson, said he was splitting logs in his backyard and didn’t hear the 10-year-old Cirneco dog’s cries. But Jefferson’s yelling caught his attention.
"She ran out screaming and got within a foot of Roxie and that 100-pound coyote and she chased that coyote out of here," Parent said Tuesday. "Dolly’s quite a hero. She saved Roxie’s life."
Thanks to her brave neighbor, Roxie survived her scary ordeal. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Mark Black)