I let my 7 lb. Maltese girl out to chase a few tree rats in the back yard, until I noticed a coyote trotting towards her. His eyes were fixed on my dog, so I gave a hand signal to come inside and she ran to the door. I stepped inside to quickly get my Savage 22-250 and when I checked back he was still standing there, trying to figure out where the dog went. He looked away briefly and that's when I took aim out the back door. He seen me and bolted away, but I barked at him, a couple of times and he stopped long enough for a shot. ☠🐾 Don't chase my dog!!!