Coyotes have added Columbus to their comfort zone

She was in her kitchen cooking dinner about 4:15 p.m. when she heard her miniature Dachshund, Seabiscuit, barking outside. When she stepped into her back yard to see what all the fuss was about, she saw a coyote pacing less than 30 feet from where she stood.

“It was not afraid at all,” Buce said. “It did not seem to be bothered by me or by Seabiscuit and my first concern was him. And so I walked as fast I could back into the house and put him into the house.”

It took Buce’s broom-wielding husband, Leonard Buce, several minutes to convince the stubborn coyote to split.

“He wasn’t afraid of him at all either,” Debbie Buce said. “He kind of just sat there.”

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