Burbank, CA (CNN) – A southern California neighborhood is on alert for a wild pack of coyotes seen racing through the streets the past several nights.
The coyotes are so brazen — they even chased a man walking his dog!
It was caught on camera.
Kacey Montoya has the story.
I actually was woken up to screaming animal being killed.
A terrifying night for Burbank resident Nick Mendoza who woke up to see this outside his window.
Looked at cameras saw 7 or 8 coyotes running like horses.
He says when he went outside the coyotes were everywhere.
That was scariest night to hear animal dying difficult experience.
That wasn’t the last time he saw them.
Two nights ago he took his 130 pound dog for a walk and says he ran into a pack of at least 15!
Nick Mendoza, Encountered Coyotes; “I started making noises…nothing… stood their ground started advancing…that’s when I really got nervous.”
Mendoza didn’t think he would be able to get his elderly dog home fast enough… But he did… Barely.
Nick Mendoza, Encountered Coyotes: “As soon as I put him away they caught up to me there were 5 of them.”
He went back outside with a shovel to scare them away… But they didn’t go far so he kept trying.
Nick Mendoza, Encountered Coyotes: “I kept throwing lemons they still didn’t move.”
He finally broke up the pack when he drove down the street flashing his high beams.
Nick Mendoza, Encountered Coyotes: “They were hunting in a pack …that’s scary that’s when my heart started pounding.”
But he’s worried they’ll be back.
This is a new problem… usually what happens is you make yourself large …yell or scream. We aren’t natural prey .. sad ..chased dog and human.