By Anna Marie Hartman - bio | email
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - She was known as 'Mean Kitty,' but the attitude of a cat living in Central Gardens didn't save her recently from a brutal attack. Mean Kitty's owner, Suzette Bond, says she was killed on her front porch by what appeared to be coyote.
Attacks on pets have neighbors worried that people are next.
"Because if a person gets attacked, most of them I think they carry rabies. That could be really dreadful for an individual," Bond said.
Wildlife Control Expert Carl Hirsheider says coyotes are typically on the prowl at dawn and dusk.
"Coyotes are one of the most difficult wildlife to deal with on the planet," Hirsheider said. "They are very smart, acclimate to us very well, and are very difficult to control."