In Antioch, California, a small dog had been walking on a leash with its owner in the East Bay area when a pack of coyotes ran over to them and attacked. The coyotes dragged the dog away, but its owner was able to rescue the dog just in time.
According to the East Bay Regional Park District, the coyotes then ran off into the hills of Contra Loma Regional Park. The dog was injured, although he is expected to make a full recovery.
We share our open spaces with wildlife, including some which can harm pets. We recommend that you keep your dog on-leash, keep an especially close eye on small dogs, and stay alert and aware! If you are confronted by a coyote, respond by shouting, throwing objects, and waving your arms. Continue this action and hold your ground until the coyote retreatsEast Bay Regional Park District Facebook
Coyotes should be naturally wary of humans. Never feed coyotes or other wildlife. If you see one exhibiting aggressive behavior, call EBRPD’s Dispatch at 510-881-1833.
In case of any emergency in an EBRPD park, call the same number, or 9-1-1.