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Coyote attacks, carries away Yorkie in Glenview


Responding to an emergency call early Monday, Glenview Police found a barefoot woman in pajamas screaming frantically that her dog had been snatched by a coyote.

“She was screaming and tried to get the coyote to drop her dog, which was a Yorkshire terrier,” Glenview Police Sgt. David Sostak said. “The coyote ran west with the Yorkie.”

The coyote struck about 6:25 a.m. near Roosevelt Avenue and Pinehurst Drive.

Glenview resident Karl Hanson said he was walking on Fir Street near Roosevelt Pool Park to the Metra station when he heard a woman yelling and a dog barking in the distance.

He approached the woman, who said she lived about three blocks away in the 2000 block of Pinehurst Drive, but the dog was gone.

“We were looking for her dog when I saw a coyote run by without a dog in its mouth, but I didn’t tell her that. She was too upset,” said Hanson, a structural engineer who was heading to work in Chicago. “I’m not sure if the barking dog belonged to her, but some dog nearby had sensed or had seen something was wrong and was going crazy.”

According to Hanson, the woman had let the dog out in her backyard when the coyote attacked.

“This is really horrible and shocking. I saw a coyote in the parking lot of Roosevelt Park last week,” he added.

Hanson said the coyote was about 2 feet tall. Yorkshires typically weigh up to 7 pounds.

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