Coyote attacks, kills family's dog in Hazelwood

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 26 at 11:27 AM

1300 Eagles Way Court -- Hazelwood, Missouri

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A Hazelwood couple is grieving after a coyote entered their back yard and killed their dog.

The coyote attack reportedly happened at a home in the 1300 block of Eagles Way Court Sunday morning.

The couple told News 4 they let their small dog outside in the morning, then found her dead 10 minutes later in the woods behind the home. Around the same time, the couple says they saw a coyote fleeing from the area.

Some neighbors say the attack has them concerned about the safety of their pets and children.

The Missouri Department of Conservation reports coyotes are common to the area this time of year, but officials say attacks on dogs are rare.

Because the attack happened in a residential neighborhood, MDC officials say they will investigate and set traps if necessary.

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