OCALA (CBSMiami/AP) – A man walking his two small dogs in the suburbs of Ocala was confronted by a pack of coyotes.
Jack Miller, the Star-Banner reports, was near his front door walking with his poodle, Tinkerbell, and his Maltese/Chihuahua mix, Jax, when a pack of at least five coyotes surrounded them.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Tinkerbell, according to Miller, acted “like a pitbull” and jumped between him and the coyotes. Jax, on the other hand, cowered at the sight of them.
Miller managed to punch one of the coyotes, but unfortunately was unsuccessful in trying to fend off all the wild dogs.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
The brave Tinkerbell was unhurt, but one coyote grabbed Jax and bolted.
Joy Hill, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said coyotes are generally associated with western regions of the United States but are increasingly becoming a problem in Florida as well, as the species’ population grows and development encroaches on their habitat.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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