WEST CHESTER TWP. — Margaret Landwehr put her 10-year-old Pekingese-Maltese mix outside at 7 a.m. last Christmas morning and immediately realized something was horribly wrong.
After hearing a terrible screeching, she saw two coyotes, one of them feeding on the dog.
“By the time I got there, he was already gone,” she said. “It was so terrible. I couldn’t do anything to stop it.”
Landwehr, a resident of Old Forest Lane in West Chester Twp. since 1999, is afraid to go out at night and wants to see the problem removed entirely.
“I still see their coyote prints on my deck and that’s scary,” she said. “Something’s got to be done.”
With other pets in the subdivision disappearing or being killed, Landwehr is not alone in that sentiment.