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Coyotes break window in attempted attack on puppy

A pack of coyotes broke the window of a Riverside home Monday morning while trying to attack a puppy.

According to Riverside Police, officers received a call around 1:20 a.m.  from someone claiming coyotes were trying to break the resident’s rear door in the 0-100 block of South Herbert Road.

BROKEN-WINDOWThe resident heard a commotion outside and discovered four coyotes about to attack his puppy, police said. He called the puppy inside and shut the door behind it.  The coyotes followed and began to paw at the door until the owner scared them away.

Police said the owner shot a high-powered BB gun at the coyotes hitting two of them.  When the officers arrived at the home the coyotes were gone but several panes of glass on the outer door were broken.

Sergeant Bill Gutschick said that is his 25 years on duty, this was the first incident he has heard of where coyotes tried to gain entry into a home.

Police Chief Thomas Weitzel urged all residents be aware of wild animals in the area while outside.

For more information on coyotes please visit http://urbancoyoteresearch.com/

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26 Comments to “Coyotes break window in attempted attack on puppy”

    kinniemiki said:
    January 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    just before I looked at the check which said $9273, I did not believe that…my… mom in-law woz like truly receiving money in their spare time on their apple labtop.. there sisters neighbour has done this 4 only about 17 months and resantly paid for the depts on there home and purchased a great Ford Mustang. go to……… http://xurl.es/v09vc

      Paul said:
      January 26, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Scammer get lost!

    carol said:
    January 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    WHY?? WAS THE PUPPY OUTSIDE ALONE AT NIGHT!!????!!! OWNER SHOULD BE BUTTERED AND PUT OUT FOR THE WILD ANIMALS!! IDIOT!!!!!

      claude said:
      January 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      And it's too cold for a puppy to be outside. Irresponsible dog owner. Poor puppy.

      Joann said:
      January 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      They were in a fenced backyard. Dogs go outside to relieve themselves. Stop blaming the owner…

        donger said:
        January 26, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        Using all caps is a sign of low intelligence.

    Leslee Kraft said:
    January 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    That is disturbing. I wonder if the coyotes were hungry or just blood-thirsty.

    Bill Shaults said:
    January 25, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    that's not how you take care of a puppy….just sayin'

      Tired of the Morons said:
      January 26, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      Why did you teach yours how to s h i t in the toilet? Just sayin' you're an idiot.

    Linda said:
    January 25, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Maybe the puppy…which many people call their grown dogs had to PEE!!!!! My dog's still a puppy..he's over 70lbs!!

      Tired of the Morons said:
      January 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      My Rot was still defined as a puppy and she was pushing 90 lbs. Like a freight train through a china shop when she played in the house or outside for that matter.

    John said:
    January 26, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Cayotes are losing their habitat. Folks, its not their fault that they are wild and will eat any animal they can take down. This attack is bound to happen as their natural habitat is dwindling. Poor dog? Forget about the dog, think about the cayotes that play a vital role in the balance of our ecosystem.

      Just saying said:
      January 26, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      How are they losing their habitat. Lot's of building going on in Riverside these days….???

        Tired of the Morons said:
        January 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        God your an idiot. You just types dumb comment to keep from playing with yourself?

      JoJo said:
      January 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      Has nothing to do with losing their habitat. It has everything to do with over-regulation and ignorance that encourages wild animals to overpopulate and ignorant people causing the coyotes to lose their natural fear of people by feeding them or leaving their garbage unprotected, thus drawing the coyotes into cities and villages. The same problems have been experienced in California, where coyotes were attacking children. It wasn't until after the people were educated and became proactive to re-instill the natural fear of people into the coyotes that their coyotes stopped their aggressive behaviors against people and pets — by doing such things as covering/locking up garbage, stop feeding them and other things that encourages them to wonder into neighborhoods looking for food.

    steve call said:
    January 26, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    If you think Glenn`s story is neat,, in the last month my uncles step-son basically also got a cheque for $6628 putting in a fifteen hour week from there house and there best friend's mother`s neighbour did this for 4 months and brought home over $6628 in there spare time from their pc. applie the steps at this address……. http://xurl.es/v4kp0

      Tired of the Morons said:
      January 26, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      You've been officially report to the Tribune Company. Get a life the next time your at Walmart.

    Asking Questions said:
    January 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    So does this mean we might actually have a real need for automatic weapons if we want to be able to defend ourselves or our loved ones from wild animals, even in Chicagoland?

    coyote fail said:
    January 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    this story is a hoax…look at the video evidence

    asking questions too said:
    January 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    why am i being blocked from commets?

    asking questions too said:
    January 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    i am trying to question this story and i cannot seem post

    asking questions too said:
    January 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    i think evidence shows that FOUR coyotes were NOT in this guy's yard

    asking questions too said:
    January 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    look up a video report for this story…it has MANY holes

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