Man Loses Dogs to Coyote, Not Allowed to Fence Yard
Derrick Czapla of Inverness, Illinois received a phone call from his nanny while at work. One of his mini Doberman pinschers had been attacked by a coyote and the other had been carried off into the woods by another coyote. Czapla rushed home to search for his missing dog, Killer in the woods. Killer was found about 20 minutes later, he had about 40-50 puncture wounds on him and was chewed up. Though Killer was found alive, he did not survive.
After the incident, Czapla wanted to fence in his 2 1/2 acre yard. However there are restrictions against fencing as it promotes "a more open and rural setting," Village Administrator Curt Carver said. Czapla just wants the fence for security, he's not concerned about appearances. His daughter has not been outside to play since the coyote incident, and now he walks his dog on a leash watching in all directions. Czapla feels unsafe in his own yard. Village officials have stated that residents can hire a wildlife trapper. From Chicago Tribune.