POSTED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:16pm
Tyler, TX — Full video coyote running at 10 p.m. on KETK.
"Could you imagine a full grown coyote charging at you I was scared to death," says Patsy Allen.
Gladewater resident, Patsy Allen, lives in city limits and 100 yards from Gladewater Middle School on Wood Street.
She tells KETk, she spotted a coyote on Saturday, and in the last week it has attacked her dog three times on her property.
"I can't go out of my house wit my dog without them showing up," Patsy Allen.
"It worries me that she's here by herself and that something is going to happen to her if she takes the dog out," says Jennifer Wallace, Patsy Allen's daughter.
Allen tells KETK and Gladewater Police, if officials do not take care of the animal she will shoot it.
On Wednesday, a coyote charged her at the front door of her home and attacked her one-year old chihuahua, Rosco.
Thursday morning, Allen took her dog to Syring Veterinary Hospital in Gladewater.
"She told me that the dog actually wild animal had it's her little Chihuahua's head in the mouth, and at that point i said this is a pretty serious matter," says Dr. Jody Syring, Veterinarian.
As KETK was outside filming the coyotes came out of a wooded area which is across the street.
Shortly after Gladewater Police arrived, they tell KETK it looks like a dog but could be a coyote.
KETK took the video to Dr. Jody Syring to identify the animal.
"When you see it come out of the woods, it comes out of the woods just like a wild animal would like a coyote would for instance, it holds it's tail like a coyote it has erect ears like a coyote," says Dr. Jody Syring, Veterinarian.
The City of Gladewater tells KETK, Gladewater Police and animal control need to look into this matter.
Gladewater Police searched the wooded area across the street from Allen's home, but did not find the coyotes.
"The thing that disturbs me the most is that the animal is not afraid of her and the animal is not afraid to chase her in the house so it has become a hazard and something needs to be done about it," says Dr. Jody Syring, Veterinarian.