Man saved dog from coyote attack

Man saves dog from aggressive coyote with a coffee cup

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A Florida man used what he had to save his dog from an extremely aggressive coyote. According to multiple sources, the unusually aggressive animal went after Ben Pool and his dog last Friday – Pool had a coffee cup in his hand and he used it as a weapon to save himself, and his dog.

Pool told WSFA News,

He came at my legs, first. I smashed him in the side of the head with the cup. He came back, and I smashed him again. He jumped up at my face. When he did that, I stepped to the side, hit him in the side of the head. He screamed and went down.

According to Pool, the coyote was relentless – not responding to any of his efforts to fend him off. Eventually Pool was able to get into his truck and the coyote continued to try to attack. Ultimately Pool ended the seemingly never-ending attack with his vehicle, running over the coyote. He has stated that he has no regrets and would do it again.

Pool’s dog is being monitored for signs of rabies.

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6 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    When it comes to my dogs, any animal or person that goes after my dogs is going to pay the price because I’m going to protect my dogs at any cost.

  2. PetMom says:

    As our green spaces are eliminated by developers, we will see more and more coyotes in our neighborhoods. Their habitat continues the shrink.

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    Whilst it seems a shame that the coyote was killed, the key ? becomes: does one let the coyote live and the dog die OR does one save the dog and kill the coyote?

    MY choice would be to save my dog…… I couldn’t live with the thought of my beloved family member being killed because I failed to protect him/her from dangerous predators.


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