A Hillsborough County woman says her dog was killed by a pack of coyotes.
Wildlife officials say this is becoming a big problem in Florida.
Jimmie Tucker says she let her 1-year-old toy poodle Gracie outside on Monday morning but when she heard Gracie cry out she saw 3 coyotes snatch her up and drag her away.
This type of coyote threat is an unfortunate reality for many Floridians.
FWC says they are even more common in urban areas because of an abundance of food sources.
Officials say coyotes are an issue in every state except Hawaii.
They say pet owners should keep an eye on their animals at all times.