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Coyote attack prompts Ill. police warning

Jan. 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM   |   Comments

RIVERSIDE, Ill., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois warned residents Friday about contact with animals after a 7-month-old puppy died from an apparent coyote attack.

Riverside police said the puppy, a "Bichon-poo," was in the back yard of a home Saturday afternoon when the home owner heard her older, 70-pound, dog howling, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The owner found the puppy with severe wounds to the abdomen. The smaller dog died Tuesday.

The owner said she did not see a coyote but a veterinarian said the wounds were consistent with a coyote attack.

Police recommended owners accompany pets outside and keep them on short leashes.

Riverside is located along the Des Plaines River, and there is a lot of wildlife in the area, officials noted.

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