- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

MOYOCK, N.C. (AP) - A Currituck County family says their 3-foot-tall miniature horse was killed in her pen by a pack of coyotes.

Chris Horton, the son of property owner Karen Williams, tells The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1UtarEX ) that the miniature horse, named Sunny Girl, was killed on the night of May 29 behind the family’s Moyock home.

A large mare named Precious was also injured with a gash in her side. No one witnessed the attack, but the family says it believe coyotes were behind the attack, as neighbors and farmers have seen coyotes frequently in the area.

Williams says she had been keeping the miniature horse for friends and family, including her 4-year-old granddaughter who played with the pony the afternoon before the attack.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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