Ed Mills was standing on his deck in Malabar, Florida, on Wednesday evening when he heard screaming and gunshots. Minutes later, he heard ambulance sirens.
“It was scary,” Mills said. “My thought was it was either domestic or somebody had shot a dog in their yard or a raccoon.”
Turns out , a 54-year-old woman who lived nearby on Hall Road had been attacked by a coyote and was transported to Palm Bay Hospital. A family member shot the animal dead.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call at about 2:50 p.m. that a resident had spotted a coyote in the 2000 block of Duncil Lane, but the resident said the wild animal disappeared into an area of forest, according to Maj. Vic Desantis.