Coyotes attack, kill horse from Lapeer County Sheriff's Department

Deputies say that the coyotes which often run in packs or 'gangs' may have saw the horse feeding alone and attack it. 

Officials say this kind of attack is uncommon in broad daylight and because it's mating season for coyotes, that is causing them to be more aggressive.

Officials want to stress that coyotes are not only a danger to animals, but people need to be very cautious as well. 

Lt. Osmon says of the threat, "if they took down a full size horse, there would be no reason they would not take me down, or a child playing in the snow." 

If you see a coyote, please report the sighting to your nearest law enforcement agency.