Yes, heroic, but – just me – I’d have used a gun.
A Kensington, N.H., man is being hailed as a hero after he strangled a coyote that had attacked his son, only two hours after the same coyote bit a woman, according to New Hampshire police.
“The coyote attacked a young child and the child’s dad went into protection mode and suffocated the coyote until it succumbed,” police wrote. “New Hampshire Fish and Game has the coyote and is taking it to be tested for rabies.”
The man was bitten in the struggle and received rabies’ shots, according to police.
Social media lit up with praise for the heroic father. Brittany Morgridge-Haslett wrote on Facebook, “I feel I need to meet this man! It would be an honor! Go dad!”
It all started around 10 a.m., when Kensington Police blasted out a warning about a coyote attack in town. A 62-year-old woman told police she and her two dogs had been attacked.
“The coyote was on her three-season porch and her two dogs had opened the sliding door and were attacked by the coyote,” police wrote on social media. “The two dogs retreated back into the house and the coyote attempted to get into the house. While the homeowner was fighting to keep the coyote out of the house she was bitten.”
The woman later received the first series of rabies shots at Exeter Hospital. Her two dogs were also treated and received a rabies’ booster shot.