Crystal Lake, Ill. (AP) - An owl attack in the suburbs of Chicago left a 4-pound Chihuahua afraid to go outside.
The attack happened when Chico the Chihuahua was out for a walk with his owner, George Kalomiris, in Crystal Lake last week. Kalomiris says they were walking down the street when a great horned owl swooped down and tried to fly away with the 3-year-old dog.
Kalomiris said he kept a firm grip on Chico's leash as the bird dragged the dog across the sidewalk, and he managed to scare the owl away.
Chico was treated for a puncture wound caused by the owl's talons, and his owner says he's still traumatized. Kalomiris says the dog now refuses to go outside at night.
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