FAIRBURN, GA (WXIA) -- A warning for pet owners -- watch out for coyotes! The warning came because of an incident in South Fulton County but wildlife officials say coyotes live in every county in Georgia. They are even more active this time of year because it is now breeding season for coyotes.
Ziva the chihuahua is moving a bit slowly after nearly being devoured by a coyote Sunday evening.
Her owners Arnold and Beverly DeLong heard her yelping in the woods behind their Fairburn home, and Arnold went out to investigate.
"The coyote was standing over her with his head right on her," he said. "He was getting ready to come in for the kill. The dog was just laying there. She was very, very bloody and I reached down and grabbed her."
The coyote ran off. Ziva was treated by a local veterinarian.