In St. Clair, Alabama a family had an unwanted house guest in the middle of the night. A coyote entered their home through a doggy door into the basement. The coyote then killed the family cat, but the homeowner didn’t let him get away with it.
“We have a doggy door on the basement door that my lab and my cat use to get into the house. I was sound asleep and I heard a thump in the basement that woke me up. I was going back to sleep, and the dog got up and ran to the top of the basement stairs and started growling. He had never done that before,” said Roland Collins, the homeowner, when talking to Alabama Outdoor News.
The homeowner grabbed his .380 and went to the basement. He turned on the lights and saw the coyote 6 feet away with the dead cat at his feet. He saw blood all over the floor, then the coyote frantically tried to get away.
“Then he jumped on one of those small refrigerators and jumped on some shelves that were 7 1/2-feet off the ground. He turned the shelf over and fell in the middle of all the stuff. He then ran and tried to climb an 8-foot wall. Then he ran into my workshop side of the basement. When he raised his legs up, I shot out of instinct. He dropped and never moved,” said Collins.