Coyote kills dog in northern NJ

SPARTA, N.J. - August 17, 2010

Sparta police say a man was walking the 20-pound miniature pinscher when it ran ahead of him on a hiking trail in Sparta Glen on Monday night.

The owner said he heard sounds of animals fighting and found his dog with serious wounds to the abdomen and a coyote standing over the dog.

Officials have decided to not close the park because the owner and dog wandered deep into the coyote's territory.

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