A dog is lucky to be alive after a coyote attack. Local wildlife experts say more of these animals are roaming the valley this time of year and going into neighborhoods to target pets.
The coyote attack against the 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Dylan happened outside the animal's Summerlin home in December.
"He was a split second away from being eaten, when I got there," said Dylan's owner Ira Urgenson. "I call him my New Year's miracle."
Urgenson says he is holding Dylan a little closer these days.
"I thought he was a goner. Who retrieves their dog when a coyote takes off with them?" he said.
The traumatic scenario is becoming increasingly common in the valley.
"To a coyote, a cat or a dog is just another animal," said Doug Nielsen with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. "They just see that it's got four legs, and it looks edible. So, they will take it."... Read More