While gardening in her Colorado Springs backyard, Kateri Kerwin was attacked by a coyote. The coyote pounced, the first bite burned and shocked her. The coyote was able to bite her twice and when the shock wore off she was able to fight off the coyote with a bag of potting soil. It gave her enough time to get to the stairs of her condo building. She said the coyote looked thin and wiry and wrong.
She wants to warn others to be on the look out for this dangerous animal. Coyote sightings have been reported in this area recently. Kerwin was treated at the hospital and received multiple shots for rabies, and will need follow up shots.
The wildlife department of the USDA has applied for a permit so they can find and trap the animal, from KKTV11.com .