New information on Steiner’s first recent animal attack

tpwd_green_logoBy KIM ESTES, Four Points News

State wildlife authorities say that the recent animal attack in the Hills of West Ridge subdivision of Steiner Ranch was now more likely by a coyote and not a large cat, as previously reported.

Blake Hendon, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, says he and a member of Texas Wildlife Services investigated the incident, in which a Welsh corgi was killed at a private residence in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.

Ultimately, Hendon says, the initial evidence alone was inconclusive.

He adds that tracks at the home did not appear to be the shape or size of a cat and, furthermore, hairs found along the fence and property lines are consistent with a coyote. “Information at the site is that it was highly likely a coyote,” Hendon says.