“It was biting me on back of my thigh and started biting me up her driveway… tried to get away but it wouldn’t leave me alone. When I finally got into her garage she has a bucket of sticks and bats and sports items… grabbed a bag so I hit it.” –Doreen Latargia Entrup
Gnarly story out of Mahwah, NJ where a woman fended off a vicious coyote attack with a baseball bat but not before suffering bites all over her body leaving 14 puncture wounds in total.
53-year-old mother of three, Doreen Latargia Entrup, says the coyote charged her while she was passing by a neighbor’s driveway in Mahwah while out on a walk around 6pm last Friday. It got on its hind legs and began to attack. CBS New York reports Latargia Entrup luckily found baseball bat in her neighbor’s garage and was able to hit the animal several times until it finally backed off for a moment giving her a chance to escape into her neighbor’s home.
She says she has seen the coyote around for about a week but never thought it would attack. The coyote is still on the loose and was last seen in the same area around noon Saturday. The Mahwah Police Department has set traps and are warning people if they do see the animal, don’t run – instead make yourself big and loud to scare it off.