WDFW says coyote likely killed Kennewick woman’s dog, not cougar
KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Kennewick woman claimed that a cougar attacked her dog and dragged it away Monday night.
Now, state wildlife officials say it’s likely the animal that killed the small dog was actually a coyote.
The woman, Richele Davis, said the attack happened at her home near Arthur and Tucannon streets after she took her 18-year-old Affenpinscher outside.
She said she heard a noise like a “baby deer gasping for air” and saw a cougar running away with the dog in its mouth. The dog has not been seen since.
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer said they found no evidence of a cougar on the woman’s property, but they found coyote tracks and drag marks that appear to be from the attack.