Northboro, MA - 6 October, 2005: Grandfather, 76, Kills Coyote As It Attacks Boy, 4

Arthur Cole, 76, was walking in the woods along the Assabet River about 50 miles west of Boston on October 5 when he was attacked from behind by a female coyote. He grabbed it and held it down, allowing his 4-year-old grandson to run home. The boy told everyone "a wolf" got "Grampy."

Read more in stories from the Worcester Telegram and the Boston Herald. (Photo of the dead Coyote, Canis latrans, credit: Ken McGagh, Boston Herald)