Man chokes coyote during attack on his dog [VIDEO]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a coyote attack on Shawn Leonard.

Wednesday evening, Leonard said his dog, Slide, was attacked by a coyote for the second time since January. The German Shepherd mix was able to get away the first time but needed the help of his owner this time. Leonard said he grabbed the coyote and chocked it before it ran off.

“Last night her mussel, she’s got several puncture wounds on her muzzle, and her muzzle is pretty torn up,” Leonard said. “She’s not afraid. She’s ready to tackle him again. She’s ready to defend the property.”