DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia Sheepdog is recovering at home two days after killing a pack of coyotes that attacked his owner’s flock of sheep, farmer John Wierwiller said.
Casper, a 20-month-old Great Pyrenees from Decatur, fought off a pack of coyotes that were threatening the Wierwiller sheep farm, he said. The fight lasted more than half an hour, left eight coyotes dead and Casper bloodied, with his skin and part of his tail ripped off, Wierwiller told WAGA-TV of Atlanta.
He scampered off but returned injured two days later after Wierwiller appealed on social media.
“He was kinda looking at me like, ‘Boss, stop looking at how bad I look, just take care of me,'” Wierwiller said.
LifeLine Animal Project raised more than $15,000 for the sheepdog’s hospital bills.
Although dogs rarely prevail like Casper, packs of coyotes attacking pets have become quite common in growing rural and suburban areas that adjoin the wild lands of the United States.