Girl’s Best Friend: Lab Saves 7-Year-Old In Likely Coyote Attack

_An animal that wildlife experts believe to be a coyote attacked a 7-year-old girl on Prudence Island on Dec. 30, grabbing her by the arm and dragging her toward the woods.
But the girl's white American Labrador, named Kelly, fought the attacker off and saved her from injury.
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According to what a Department of Environmental Management representative from the Fish and Wildlife division told Portsmouth police, this would be the first recorded coyote attack on a person in Rhode Island.