Winfield dog died from coyote attack, family says

October 5, 2012 (WINFIELD, Ill.)

The Bassett family's Yorkshire terrier "Coco" was being walked in their backyard, which is adjacent to the Illinois Prairie Path, when a coyote snatched the dog Wednesday evening.

Leslie Bassett says her 11-year-old son chased the coyote and it released Coco, but the badly injured dog later died at a nearby animal hospital.

Bassett says she has spotted a coyote since that attack and now she is scared to walk the family's two other small dogs.

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