Andrew Dickehage is one lucky guy. The young man was walking to work early Monday morning from his home in Longmont when he was attacked by a trio of vicious coyotes. “Good Morning America” aired the segment on Oct. 17 as they reported the incredible fight that he put up and was able to walk away from.
The 22-year-old victim said that he heard a rustling in the brush as he walked and sensed them nearby but kept walking, trying to ignore the sound. However, the family of three coyotes jumped him in an instant in the darkness. One of them bit down on his hand and wouldn't let go. Out of all the wounds on his body, he said the one on his hand hurt the most.
"As soon as they were on the ground, they were up on their feet and ready to go at me again," Dickehage said. “All I thought to do was to swing to keep them from jumping at me again.”
He fought back with the flashlight that he carried with him. He said as soon as one let go, another one would lunge at him. He stood his ground and they eventually ran off.
The young man was given a series of rabies shots but was not seriously injured. He did have many cuts and bruises from the coyote attack but it could have been much worse.
While this is considered a rare event, authorities said that there might be more attacks in the future because the wild animals have lost their fear of people. They are getting too comfortable.
It is believed that officials have captured two of the coyotes. They were put down and tests are being done on them. The third animal is still out there being tracked down.