When it came time to save its family, a small Yorkie didn’t let size get in the way.
Video footage captured the tiny animal, about five to seven pounds, bravely taking on a large, wild coyote. In the video, the coyote looks to be about two to three times bigger than the small Yorkshire Terrier.
Yorkie Versus Coyote
Nonetheless, Macy the Yorkie fended off the attacker. According to ABC 7 Chicago, the 10-year-old girl was out walking her dog in Toronto, Canada. Her 6-year-old rescue dog was at her side, but their neighborhood had recently been a hotspot for coyote attacks.
“I thought, am I next, what is going to happen to me? I ran to the sidewalk and started screaming for help; no one heard me. I just saw this coyote trying to attack my dog. I tried to ring people’s doorbells and knock on people’s doors; this one neighbor actually let me in,” Lily Kwan said.
Home security footage captured the moment that Macy went to town for her owner. She is seen confronting the coyote. In the process, the Yorkie is in the ICU at the local vet due to many puncture wounds from the coyote. She’s expected to make a full recovery.
“She’s a super brave dog; I love her so much, and I just thought this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote,” Kwan said.
The huge coyote was also quite the outlier. The video footage is from the middle of the day out in the sunshine. Despite screaming and yelling, the coyote was relentless.
“My dog would do anything for our family, so I’m actually not surprised that she did that … She’s our little hero,” Dorothy Kwan, the young girl’s mother, said.
Teen Attacked in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
While the rescue Yorkie saved the day in Toronto, a young teenage girl was face-to-face with a massive bear all on her own.
According to ABC 11, the 16-year-old was camping with her family. She was sleeping up in a hammock in the middle of the night when she was suddenly awoken by razor-sharp teeth and an insanely predatory bear. She had several major injuries to the head, as well as severe blood loss, but remained conscious throughout the attack.
Her family was able to wake up and scare the bear away. The Tennessee National Guard had an emergency evacuation by helicopter.
The family did everything right during the attack. They used aggressive behavior as a last-ditch effort to get rid of the bear. The family later identified the wild bear, which rangers shot and killed.
Black bear attacks are rare, but that kind of bear is the most popular in the country. With more and more people going to national parks this summer, bear encounters are on the rise.