A small dog was recently attacked by a coyote in a Naperville family’s backyard, prompting the animal’s owners to issue a warning to neighbors on social media.

In a post on the neighborhood social networking website NextDoor, Alexia and Vince Gallucci explained their dog Riley, a 4-year-old Beagle and Dachshund mix, was bit by a coyote Friday evening.

The couple says their dog was “lucky to believe alive” and received treatment from a veterinarian following the attack. The incident was reported to local animal control.

As coyotes are common in Illinois, it’s not unusual to spot one in a neighborhood.

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