Few people truly comprehend how dogs of all sizes will go to any lengths to protect their pack.
On November 3, a pack of coyotes came to his house. He discovered a pack of coyotes near his house around 9:00 pm.
By hurling rocks at them and yelling at the coyotes to leave, he was able to divert their attention.
John carried on with his evening after they left.
John was awakened by barking outside his house a few hours later, at about 2:30 in the morning.
He went outside and saw his dogs Casper and Daisy leading the sheep in their pen to a particular corner.
The same pack of coyotes had returned and were inside the pen, and when John drew nearer, he discovered this.
About five or six coyotes, separated from the sheep only by Casper and Daisy, were present inside the pen, according to John.
There were numerous additional coyotes nearby. John looked for a solution to his issue, but he noticed something.
John said, “I wasn’t really afraid they were going to attack me or anything,” John said. “But they weren’t responding [to me], they were focused on Casper I think more than anything.”
You do not want to be in the middle of a dog and coyote fight when they are about to start.
In order to defend his herd, which included his humans, he charged directly at the coyotes.
It was a brutal fight that probably lasted 30 minutes or so. Casper surprised John when he continued to defend them when John thought he was finished.
The coyotes bolted from the pen and took off in various directions as they ran. Casper pursued them because he wouldn’t let them get away with what they did.
He chased after them and engaged the coyotes at the creek embankment close to their house.
At that point, Casper vanished.
While John was appreciative of Casper for killing eight coyotes that night, he was more worried about Casper going missing than he was about the coyotes. He had to track him down.
His neighbours joined John in his search for him.
We were looking for him because we believed we could find him and that he must have been killed, John said. We were concerned for him because, even if he wasn’t killed, we believed he had been injured because we had discovered pieces of his tail, blood, and other things.
The next day, the search went on.
That’s where they found the coyotes that were dead during their search. Casper is a sturdy canine.
Unfortunately, Casper was nowhere to be found that day, which strengthened the theory that he might have also perished in the melee.
But Casper is not easily intimidated.
After two days, Casper returned home.
He appeared in the pen, battered but still alive, to check on his herd.
John said, “He looked like death, I mean he looked terrible,” John shared. “He came back home and he just kind of looked at me like ‘boss stop looking at how bad I look, just take care of me.’”
Fortunately, John was able to enlist the aid of the Lifeline Animal Project, a group dedicated to protecting animals.
Casper had to have several operations.
They had to amputate his tail in addition to stitching up his neck and back wounds.
There to offer assistance was Lifeline Animal Project. Throughout the entire ordeal, they provided Casper with excellent care.
Although they are unsure of Casper’s post-surgery quality of life, it doesn’t matter.
They will always be indebted to Casper for saving both them and the sheep that evening.