Woman punched coyote in the face protecting friend’s dog

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In Reading, Massachusetts, a woman visiting from the United Kingdom punched a coyote in the face on Monday as the wild animal pounced upon a friend’s tiny dog. Jessica Jones, 21, suffered minor injuries after the coyote attacked from behind while she had been out for a walk with the dog.

According to 25News Boston, Jessica said the coyote tried to attack the miniature golden doodle in the backyard of a neighbor’s home. The dog, named Roxy started to bark as the coyote approached, and at that moment Jones shoved her arm in front of the dog, punched the coyote and grabbing Roxy, the two ran off.


The coyote fled into the woods, and although wild animals are quite common to the area, neighbors have not seen any coyotes approach so near to a home or to a human.

Roxy’s owner, Grace Tully was extremely grateful for her friend’s bravery saving the tiny dog. Roxie was not harmed. Reading Police Department Chief David Clark confirmed Jessica had scratches to her arms, but would be receiving rabies shots to ensure her health.

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