Winfield dog died from coyote attack, family says

October 5, 2012 2:10:08 PM PDT
A west suburban family has lost a cherished pet to what they say was a coyote attack.

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.