“I was able to kick it in the jaw. It went down. I just gripped its snout, kept it in the snow and then was eventually able to put my hand over its nose and in the process just gripped its windpipe and sat there for a long time. Five minutes later I thought it was over with but it wasn’t. Then I straddled it and scissor locked it, then continued to just hold it down.” –Ian O’Reilly
A New Hampshire dad dispatched with a problematic coyote after it attacked his two-year-old son during a family walk in Exeter. NBC Boston reports the coyote is believed to be responsible for 3 different attacks in the area. O’Reilly says he was on a walk with his wife and three young kids when the coyote attacked his youngest child.
“The coyote came behind us and grabbed our youngest child and grabbed him to the ground. My wife was able to disengage the two. It was very aggressive. I did try to kick it and shoo it away multiple times”
Thankfully the toddler was only caught by his clothes and wasn’t bitten on the skin. O’Reilly eventually wrestled the coyote to the ground and strangled it to death with his bare hands. New Hampshire Fish and Game have collected the coyote and will test it for rabies.