04-11-2007, 07:08 AM #1
New Jersey Boy Saves Toddler From Coyote
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Wildlife officials are investigating what could be the first coyote attack on a human in New Jersey following a backyard attack on a toddler that was foiled by an 11-year-old.
Playing in the back yard of his Middletown Township home with his 22-month-old nephew over the weekend, 11-year-old Ryan Palludan first thought the animal that bolted into the yard just before dark was a deer.
But when it grabbed little Liam Sadler in its jaws, Palludan instinctively sprang into action, yelling and kicking at the attacker which was later determined to be a coyote.
04-11-2007, 09:52 AM #2
The link didn't work for me. I wanted to see a picture of the little hero. That's pretty scarey to have a coyote come into your yard and attack you. He must be a brave boy.
04-11-2007, 04:10 PM #3
Lizzybeth, if you do a search for New Jersey first Coyote attack you will get lots of links. The one above doesn't have a photo of the boy - the others might.FUN... is a renewable resource!
04-11-2007, 07:32 PM #4
Wow, brave kid!! Coyotes are nasty lookin' critters and one attacking a child would really be scarey!!
04-12-2007, 10:50 AM #5
Oooh this scares me. We live on a Minnesota river and when we first moved there the neighbors told me to watch out for my poodle because of a coyote pack. I hear them howling (more like a high-pitched scream) at night. It's so creepy and they're so close to our house! Glad I don't have toddlers.
04-12-2007, 01:21 PM #6
I live in one of the mid-Atlantic states and right now we're having problems with rabid animals. There was a fox at a car dealership that bit someone, a raccoon they caught and this morning I heard about a skunk that attacked a horse (???)
Glitchwizard, thanks. I'm going to see if I can find a pic.
04-12-2007, 01:25 PM #7