MUSTANG, Oklahoma (KFOR) - Barking dogs were like the sounds of dinner bells for a coyote roaming through a Mustang, Oklahoma neighborhood last week.
"I heard this scream out of Heinrich that I had never heard before. I knew there was something wrong, but I didn't know what," dog owner Frances Curtis said.
Curtis walked out of her back door to see her wiener dog, Heinrich, screaming because a coyote had latched on to him.
She had two choices.
"Do I go run down the hall, go get the gun in the safe, or do I just go after this thing?" she said.
She grabbed the closest thing to her: a shovel.
"I hit it like a baseball bat," Curtis said. "I just 'wham,' you know? Hit it twice and it ran off."