Coyote kills on-leash dog; Santa Clarita residents on alert

Officials are warning Santa Clarita residents of at least one aggressive coyote in the area that chased a jogger and killed a dog.

The coyote killed the dog Tuesday in Valencia Summit Park. A 6-year-old girl and her mother were walking the small terrier on a leash when a coyote dragged the dog into the bushes, KTLA-TV reported.

In the same neighborhood Friday, a jogger reported a coyote chasing her until a man walking two large dogs scared the coyote away, according to KTLA-TV.

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