Nine-Year-Old Snowboarder Fights Off Coyote

December 8, 2008

Colorado (ChattahBox) – In an unusual and inspiring story of bravery, a 9 year old boy and his 6 year old brother survived a coyote attack using a snowboard.

Tony and Vincent Sandlin were snowboarding in the hills behind their Erie home when a coyote attacked Tony, biting through his clothes and attempting to make a meal out of the young boy. When asked how he managed to escape such a dangerous situation, Tony easily replied “I whacked him.”

The local officials are confused as to why the attack occurred, thinking that rabies may have been the cause. Tony is being treated for that possibility, and he and his brother remain otherwise safe after the harrowing ordeal.


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