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Farmer says 20-month-old sheepdog named Casper fights off and kills 8 coyotes that attacked his flock

Farmer John Weierwiler said a Georgia sheepdog is recovering at home after killing a pack of coyotes that attacked his owner’s flock of sheep.

He said Casper, Decatur’s 20-month-old Great Pyrenees, fought a pack of coyotes that were threatening John Weierwiler’s sheep farm. Verwiler told Atlanta’s Vaga-TV that the fight lasted more than half an hour, left eight coyotes dead and Casper covered in blood, with his skin and part of his tail torn off.

He fled but was injured two days later after Weierwiler called out on social media.

“He was kinda looking at me like, ‘Boss, stop seeing how bad I look, just take care of me,'” Weierwiller said.

In a Facebook post, Vierwiler said emergency veterinarians were able to close Casper’s neck wound.

“It’s really great because when the wound isn’t so open it’s so much easier to control the infection and if all goes well she won’t need skin grafts in that area,” he wrote. “This is truly remarkable news and we are celebrating.”

Lifeline Animal Project has raised over $15,000 for Sheepdog’s hospital bills.

Update on Casper – Some of you may know that one of our livestock dogs killed eight of the eleven coyotes that attacked…

Posted by John Vierville on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Although dogs rarely predominate like Casper, swarms of coyotes attacking pets have become somewhat common in rural and increasingly suburban areas that are scattered throughout wooded areas throughout the United States.

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