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Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Woman Says She Saw a Coyote Headed for Her Dog, So She Sprinted Outside…and Hit the Coyote Square in the Face

Nettie Blanco is sporting some fresh battle wounds this week after a chance encounter with a coyote that attempted to make a meal of her small 9-year-old shih tzu, Sammy, reports CBS News. 

Nettie claims that she had just let Sammy out into the yard when she looked up from the window and realized the coyote was headed for her dog. She sprinted outside and did the first thing that occurred to her, which was to hit the coyote square in the face. 

The coyote got spooked and Nettie raced Sammy to the vet, where the dog was treated for bite wounds.

“That coyote had him in his mouth and looked up, because Sam was laying … and he looked up at me and I just hit him with all my force right in the face,” she told CBS. “And then he looked at me … and then just jumped over the fence and took off.”

Any pet owner would like to think they’d do anything to protect his or her animal in a time of crisis. But Nettie has elevated herself to a league for which only one other person immediately comes to mind: Carl Moore, the man who punched a bear in the face. Moore also had defended his small four legged companion when a bear wandered into his backyard and was headed for his small chihuahua. But based on his recollection of the events, that bear won’t be back anytime soon. It’s probably safe to assume the same applies to Nettie.

“If I could save one dog, that would be my gift to everything,” she says.

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