RICHLAND HILLS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Richland Hills family dog was attacked and killed by a suspected coyote on Sunday night in the family’s back yard.

Based on the tracks found on scene, the condition of the killed dog, and recent coyote sightings in the area, Richland Hills Animal Control attributes the killing to a coyote.

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The attacked dog was a medium-sized beagle.

In May of this year, residents of Richland Hills were warned to be on the lookout for coyotes in the area after a coyote was spotted stalking a horse.

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The incident occurred in the 7000 block of Bridges Avenue.

Richland Hills strongly urges residents to keep their pets inside, particularly at night, and not allow them to roam free at any time.

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