A pack of brazen coyotes chased a California man while he was walking his dog around his neighborhood last week.
It all started at the beginning of last week, when Burbank resident Nick Mendoza heard coyotes attacking an animal outside of his home.
“I actually was woken up to a screaming animal being killed,” Mendoza told WECT.
From his window, he saw at least seven or eight coyotes running down the street.
A few nights later, Mendoza was approached by a pack of at least 15 coyotes while he was walking his dog at night. He tried to scare them off, but the coyotes stood their ground.
“I started making noises, screaming at them, yelling at them, they would not respond,” Mendoza said. They stood their ground and started advancing, that’s when I really got nervous,” he said.
Mendoza and his dog were escaped to his house, but the coyotes followed him home. With a shovel in hand, he went out to chase the pack off.
Here’s the rest of the story from WECT.
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Mendoza anticipates the coyotes will return to his neighborhood.
It’s unusual for a large pack of coyotes to approach a man and a large dog in a neighbors. Although, this isn’t the first report of wild animals entering suburban California neighborhoods looking for food this year. The historic drought that’s currently affecting the state is likely driving animals into populated areas to look for alternative food and water sources.