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Dog walker fights off coyote

A North Vancouver dog walker fought off a coyote Wednesday by punching it in the face.

Denise Baker-Grant says she heard screams on a Grouse Mountain trail, rounded a corner, and saw a Shih Tzu in the coyote’s jaws.

“I went running up, and I grabbed the back of its neck and I punched it right where the dog’s jaws meet in the back. Its mouth popped open. I threw the dog at the lady and I threw the coyote over there and I kicked and screamed and it ran away,” Baker-Grant told CTV Vancouver.

The Shih Tzu was punctured a few times and ended up at the vet, while the coyote disappeared into the wild. Baker-Grant said the coyote looked very skinny and unhealthy.

It was this week’s second coyote attack in the Lower Mainland. A three year old boy was mauled outside his family home in Burnaby and needed over 100 stitches. Conservation officers tracked down the animal and destroyed it.

—with files from CTV Vancouver 



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