Coyote attacks man and his dog on east CU-Boulder campus

Boulder police are warning residents after a jogger in the area was attacked by a coyote on Dec. 29, 2012. (Photo: Flickr)

(Photo: Flickr)

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BOULDER, Colo. — A coyote attacked a man and his dog on the University of Colorado’s east campus property in Boulder.

It happened Thursday evening in a wooded area southwest of Foothills Parkway and Arapahoe Avenue, about one mile east of the school’s main campus.

The man told University police the coyote watched them for a while and then it approached and went after the dog.

The man was able to pull his dog away from the coyote by the leash.

The coyote then lunged at the man and bit him on the left forearm. “The male was able to fend off the attack by kicking the coyote and swinging a stick as it retreated,” a statement from University police says.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife are putting up warning signs in the area where the attack happened. The experts will also keep an eye on the area for coyote activity.

Coyote encounter advice

  • Do not run or turn your back
  • Be as big and loud as possible
  • Wave your arms and throw objects
  • Face the coyote and back away slowly
  • If attacked, fight back

Protect Your Pets:

  • Keep pets on a short leash
  • Use extra caution dusk through dawn
  • Avoid known or potential den sites and thick vegetation
  • Do not allow dogs to interact with coyotes

Be Prepared – If You Have Concerns About an Encounter with a Coyote:

  • Recreate during daylight hours
  • Walk with a walking stick
  • Keep a deterrent spray handy
  • Carry noise makers or rocks to throw

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