Coyote Attacks Italian Greyhound, Carries It Away In Mouth

A Kansas woman said her Italian Greyhound was attacked and taken away by a coyote. The predator reportedly had the dog in its jaws when it ran off.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman says she and her dog were out for a morning run when a coyote grabbed the dog and carried it away in its jaws.

Shelley Duncan told The Wichita Eagle she was running near a country club last week with her dog Gwenny, an Italian greyhound, a few feet behind her when the coyote attacked the dog.

The coyote ran off into a brushy area with the dog in its mouth before Duncan could do anything. Duncan says two men helped her look for the dog but couldn't find it.

Charlie Cope, with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, says he gets up to 15 reports a year of coyotes in Wichita, but this was the first he'd heard of one attacking a dog.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,



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