A sheepdog is recovering from injuries after squaring off against a pack of wild animals and killing eight of them while protecting his herd.
Casper, a sheepdog who works on John Wierwiller’s farm in the US state of Georgia, fought off more than half a dozen coyotes in a fight that lasted over half an hour, WAGA-TV reported, according to NY Post.
Mr Wierwiller said Casper disappeared for two days after the brutal fight.
“We knew he was hurt because we found parts of his tail and blood and other things, so we were worried,” he said.
Casper eventually returned to the farm with visible injuries.
“He was kinds looking at me like, ‘Boss, stop looking at how bad I look, just take care of me,’” Mr Wierwiller said.
Mr Wierwiller said it “looked like a coyote grabbed his skin and peeled it right off”.
The LifeLine Animal Project, an organisation with a mission to end euthanasia of healthy animals, has stepped in to help raise money for Casper’s vet bills.
The group launched a GoFundMe to cover the $15,000 (A$22,000) bill and has already exceeded its goal and will use remaining funds to help save future animal lives.
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