“It was horrible, especially the way it happened,” said Rianne, her sad brown eyes staring into the distance.
Weeks earlier, her small terrier mix had been let out of the house by her roommate and had gone missing. A janitor at a nearby elementary school found the little dog’s mauled body. Another pet fallen prey to a coyote.
The heat, the drought and the loss of wilderness are forcing coyotes closer to urban areas and suburban backyards for food and water. We’re giving tips for how you can protect yourself or your dog if you see a coyote while out walking.