The video footage above was captured in Rockford, Illinois, last week, but sadly, similar incidences are being caught on home-surveillance cameras throughout the country time and again. Sometimes the pets escape the coyotes' sharp fangs, and sometimes they don't.
The coyote population is rapidly increasing in urban areas throughout the country, and they're getting more bold, often hunting down dogs and cats as primary prey targets.
In the footage above, you can see a coyote brazenly chase a dog to within feet of its door. A woman opens the door and yells at the coyote, which seems unphased. Luckily, the dog managed to make it inside unscathed.
Do you have a coyote problem in your neighborhood?
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.