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Woman walking her dog has no idea coyote trailing her then neighbor starts to shout

January 8th, 2021

Dog owners would do just about anything for their pets. That includes giving them a lot of love, playing with them, keeping them groomed, and protecting them from harm. But sometimes, people don’t see a threat until it’s too late. That was almost what happened to one woman.

Out for a daily walk

Just like millions of people do every day, one woman decided to take her pup for a walk. It was gorgeous outside and this was something they both enjoyed. But this lady would soon learn that if it hadn’t been for a quick-acting neighbor, a simple walk could’ve turned disastrous.

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Ring doorbell camera

Fortunately, the woman’s neighbor had a Ring doorbell camera installed. He wasn’t paying attention to it until he received a notification about movement at the front of his house. And it’s a good thing he took the time to look up.

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An ordinary day

As he looked at the monitor, he saw his neighbor walking her dog. That wasn’t unusual since the two of them did this quite often. But for some reason, he kept watching.

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Then he noticed something

As she got directly in front of his house, something off to the side caught his eye. At first, he wasn’t sure what it was. But he kept looking. It was still too far away to distinguish.

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What in the heck is that?

Even as the woman walked past his house, he couldn’t take his eyes off the monitor. Finally, he got a better view of whatever it was following her. It was big, furry, and brown. At first, he thought it was another dog but then he realized the truth.

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It’s a coyote

That’s when he knew this woman and her pup were in potential danger. This coyote was cautiously stalking them, just waiting for the perfect time to pounce. He knew he had to do something and that there wasn’t any time to waste.

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Speeding up

Before he could even get outside, he saw the coyote had picked up its pace. And the animal was much larger than first realized. This was becoming increasingly more dangerous by the second.

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Calling out to the woman

At first, the man calls out “Hey” to the woman, hoping she can hear him. But that doesn’t seem to work. He then yells at the coyote in a firm yet calm voice, “Get out of here.” His young daughter then joined him on the front porch and not realizing the imminent danger, she says, “Doggie, doggie.”

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Finally, she hears him

We’re not sure if it was the man calling out to the woman or if she too had spotted the coyote, or perhaps a combination of the two but she stopped and looked at the man on the porch. That’s when he said, “You can come inside if you want.” And she did.

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He saved the day

Coyote attacks are relatively common, especially in places like California and Arizona. Usually, they go after small pets. But they’ve also been known to attack humans. While they’re not as big as wolves, these wild animals are strong and determined.

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On that day, there’s a good chance this man saved a dog’s life and probably prevented the owner from sustaining serious injuries. And to think it all started with a simple walk and a Ring doorbell camera.

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