ORANGETOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A woman in Rockland County can consider herself her dog’s best friend after taking the brunt of a coyote attack Tuesday morning.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported from Orangetown, little Jasmine the dog never saw the predator approach before dawn on Tuesday. But owner Mary Lou Gardner did and placed herself between the advancing coyote and
Gardner became a rare human victim of a coyote attack.
“It bit me on the arm and then it went after her again and so I started kicking it, the coyote,” Gardner told Young. “It just happened so fast and my main concern was her. I just knew that I couldn’t – I didn’t want to let her go because if she ran, the coyote would have followed her.”