VIDEO: Dog Owners Want Other Pet Owners to Be Aware of How Fast a Coyote Attack Can Occur


ABC 7 Chicago continues Chicagoland coyote coverage with a report of a pet dog attack in Northfield.

A north suburban couple wanted to get the message out to warning pet owners what can happen in five seconds by sharing security video showing how a coyote attacked their dog.

Boozer, a 15-year-old Cairn Terrier, was in his yard in Northfield Wednesday morning December 13, 2017 when a coyote approached, attacked, and attempted to carry the dog away. The attack was caught on surveillance camera.

Boozer was bitten several times by the coyote. Coyotes have a tendency to grip smaller dogs their jaws on the chests of the smaller dogs while carrying them away. However, Barnaby Dinges said his wife Vicky was able to scare the coyote away by running toward the coyote during the attack.

“These pets are part of our family. It’s like seeing a kid attacked; you do what you can do. We wanted to share the video of what can happen in just five seconds if you look away,” Dinges tol ABC 7 Chicago.

Boozer was rushed to the vet and was treated for various injuries. He is recovering.

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