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Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 8:17 PM
OCALA, Fla. — A family in The Villages community just outside Ocala, Florida, is distraught after their dog was attacked and taken from them by a coyote in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
Witnesses said the dog, Bailey, was in the yard with her owner when a coyote came out of the bushes across the street, grabbed the dog and ran off.
“That shouldn’t happen to anybody’s animal,” neighbor Cindy Evans said. “That little dog was so precious. It was kind of like, the neighborhood mascot, and everyone loved it.”
The owner’s other dog, Pita, was a few feet away but wasn’t harmed.
“I ran outside immediately, thinking that the dog was just injured. When I got outside, unfortunately, I learned it had been carried away,” Evans said.
Bailey’s owners were too distraught to talk about what happened, but wanted to get their story out to warn other pet owners about the threat of coyotes so they can take precautions.
Neighbors said Bailey was 3 years old and weighed around 14 pounds.
“She was part Boston terrier and Chihuahua, and she was a decent-size animal. I can't imagine an animal being large enough to carry off a pet that size that quickly. So it had to be something strong and sizeable,” Evans said.
Neighbors said there have been other coyote encounters on the same street.
Now, the community is taking extra precautions
“We’re going out with sticks and flashlights, sirens or whistles or anything to try and scare them off,” neighbor Audrey White said.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
— Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" comedies, died Saturday. He was 49.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:12 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:23 AM
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.
According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800.
MISSING KIDS ALERT— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) April 21, 2018
Brothers Amier Windsor, 12, & Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing April 20 at 5 p.m.
Known to frequent Brookline area.
Anyone with info on their whereabouts, please call @PghPolice Missing Persons at 412-323-7800. pic.twitter.com/bN3BisiTQq
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:25 AM
— This year's Lyrid meteor shower reached its peak this weekend, and photographers flocked to social media to share some stunning snapshots of the celestial display.