Resident and her dogs run into coyote in Japanese Gulch
Police: Encounters with coyotes are extremely rare
Last updated 5/19/2021 at 11:43am
A fight between a resident's dog and a coyote in the Japanese Gulch was an extremely unusual incident, according to Mukilteo police.
The resident told police she was walking her two dogs on a trail April 26 when a coyote attacked one of her dogs, who was on a leash. The other dog – not on a leash – fought off the coyote, sustaining injuries from the skirmish. The woman said the coyote followed her and her dogs for several minutes as they walked out of the gulch.
"These types of things are extremely rare to see," Mukilteo park ranger Ryan Fox said. "Most people know coyotes are usually s...