“I hate to use that kind of force, but I’m not going to let my dogs get attacked.”
That is how a Riverside, Illinois, homeowner assessed his actions after using a “high-powered BB gun” to drive off a group of coyotes that went after his three dogs, breaking a glass door in the melee.
Roger Nelson told WGN-TV he had taken the three dogs, two younger dogs and a 5-year-old Beagle, Snoopy, outside, and two had returned inside when Snoopy ran up onto a wooden deck and into the home, pursued by four coyotes. The coyotes then proceeded to claw at the glass door, breaking windows in their efforts to continue the attack.
Police said the homeowner used a high-powered BB gun to shoot two of the coyotes, stopping them from breaking into the residence and get at the barking dogs inside.
“I hate to use that kind of force, but I’m not going to let my dogs get attacked,” Nelson said.