Kibbles & bites
Nowhere to run: Coyote on the loose in Memorial Park tries to eat a dog
If it's little and you love it, you'd better watch it closely if you're bringing it to Memorial Park.
Even the cutest of companions in our city's largest urban oasis aren't immune to the hunger pangs of a coyote. On Monday, as Chau Nguyen Todd was walking with her prized Pomeranian, Tommy, along the park's wooded trails, a coyote came out of nowhere — and took a bite out of her dog.
“The coyote really had him by his whole body,” Todd told KHOU. “I screamed and the coyote let go of him.”
But the scars run deeper than the canine's fuzzy facade. Long after the attack, Todd couldn't even pet the dog. When she tried, he'd uncharacteristically snarl and nip at her.
Babies and other bite-sized living things with a penchant for the great outdoors, you best beware. With the drought causing resources to be found in shorter and shorter supply, the wildlife around town is packing its bags. As they get hungrier and hungrier, predators like this coyote are chasing their prey from the outskirts to the mainsteam — right into your nature routine.
And those hunters are beginning to look to you — and your most precious vittles — as an appetizing snack.
Watch a KHOU report on the attack: