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Invention OTD: New Spiked Vest Protects Little Dogs from Coyote Attacks

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Freakin’ coyotes, man. They’re everywhere these days. I just saw one walking down Hollywood Boulevard – WALKING DOWN HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD! Like it had good sense! It’s because the dry California summer is coming, you know. They’re looking for water. Looking for for food. Searching new places. But who’s most at risk when coyotes come down from the hills and into your neighborhood? YOUR LITTLE POCKET POOCH. Yes, tiny dogs are getting gobbled up at an alarming rate. One bite and they’re goners. I never quite understood canine-on-canine violence – why can’t they see they are brothers under the fur? – but there you have it. It’s a big problem in Southern California. So what’s a pet owner to do?

Luckily, a couple from Scripps Ranch, California have created a cool AF punk-rock-looking anti-coyote vest made of Kevlar, with plastic spikes around the collar, spikes down the length of the torso and long plastic quills shooting up along the center from the neck to the booty.

From Oddity Central:

The basic CoyoteVest offers protection for the dog’s neck with twelve 1″ spikes and covers his back with a layer of Kevlar that can resist sharp canine teeth. But if you want better protection, you can fork out a little extra for 26 more plastic spikes that attach to the sides of the vest, and three sets of nylon bristles designed to get into the eyes and mouth of the coyote as he tries to bite down.

If you want even more protection out of the CoyoteVest, you can shell out an extra $59.95 on the Coyote Zapper system – a safety system that will shock the coyote with electricity, forcing him to let go of the dog. The owner has a remote he or she can press to activate the electric pulse that runs through the metal fibers embedded in the fabric.

“I just wanted to save my dogs, and then I realized maybe this invention can save someone else’s dog,” said inventor Paul Mott. So now he and his wife Pamela are selling the CoyoteVest and accessories online. They have already sold over 120 of them so far and have recently met with a manufacturer to help them keep up with demand.

Get yours here.

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