Horrifying Moment Coyote Charges Little Girl In Her Suburban Front Yard – Then Again As She Ran Away
A disturbing video is going viral this week showing a coyote charging a little girl in her suburban Illinois front yard, and then again as she tried to run away.
Harrowing surveillance footage from the town of Villa Park, west of Chicago, Illinois, shows the girl walking towards a swing in her front garden when the coyote charges her out of nowhere. The coyote surprisingly does not make contact with the 5 year-0ld, but when she tries to run away, the animal charges her again.
Little Christine Przybylski had just gone outside to check her mailbox to see if her Halloween costume had arrived when the incident took place.
“I decided to go to the swing,” Christine recalled. “When I went to the swing he run by and I was like, going, and then I was like ‘Oh my god.'”
“I felt its ear,” she added. “It almost bit my rib.”
Christine’s parents said the coyote came so close that she felt its fur brush against her, but the girl was not injured. Christine’s mother added that her daughter will not be playing in the front yard again anytime soon.
While coyotes are not considered especially dangerous because they rarely attack humans, experts warn that running from the animals is not a good idea because it will signal to them that you are prey. When confronted by a coyote, making noise usually is enough to make them go away.
“Like domestic dogs, coyotes test their limits around humans and learn something from each exchange,’ the forest preserve states. “Unless they associate people with negative experiences, such as loud noises, they can become comfortable walking down streets or sidewalks or near schools, basking in yards or parks, and shortening the distance between themselves and humans. A bold coyote does not necessarily mean an aggressive coyote, but a coyote that maintains its fear of humans will be less likely to cause problems.”
Check out the video for yourself below.