West Highland Terrier Wednesday: Florida Westie narrowly escapes death in a coyote attack

As coyotes encroach on cities, more and more pet dogs are in danger:

Barry, a 7-year-old West Highland white terrier, is only 20 pounds of dog. But he takes protecting his home from wildlife in the adjoining Brooker Creek Preserve seriously.

Two years ago, Barry got into it with a pygmy rattlesnake and survived.

On Monday, a coyote nearly got the best of him.

The coyote bit him repeatedly on his neck, back and groin. His survival was in doubt for a few days, but he’s back home now after several days of veterinary treatment.

Barry lives with Mickey, a Scottish Terrier who escaped unscathed.