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."

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