Three coyotes attacked a man and dog Friday near Seattle. Sources say the man and his dog walked in the backyard and were ambushed by a pack of coyotes. However, the Kent resident suffered minor injuries and required multiple rabies shots. Although the puggle was not harmed by the coyotes that attacked the man, it was visibly shaken.
Citing a Jan. 1 report, Inquisitr shared the details of Faron Scarberry's ordeal after the coyotes attacked him and his dog days ago. Sources say the coyote ambush happened so fast, the man could only defend himself with his bare hands. In doing so, he was injured by the biting and scratching wild animals.
"One of them lunged up towards me and I kind of pushed it away with my hand and its front claws scratched my hand and wrist. Then one of the grabbed me by the pant leg and started shaking my leg so I just started kicking and hitting at them to get them off of me and they ran back under the fence," said Scarberry of the animal attack.
After the coyotes attacked the man, he was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital. While his bruises were minor, doctors gave him heavy doses of rabies shots to prevent the spread of any potential transmission.
Animal experts say even the smallest critters like skunks could carry the dangerous rabies viral infection. Therefore, it is important to get to a doctor fast, like the Kent man did. In fact, the pain from the numerous injections is often worse than the animal bite.
The greenbelt where Scarberry lives behind is lush and picturesque, but is home for wild animals.
Wildlife officials say it is the season for wild animals to come out of their havens in search of food. While humans are not usually on the menu, coyotes attack and kill small pets, puggles included.