"I use a twenty gauge shot gun."
Wayne Adams says he had to this past Sunday to save his dog's life from a coyote in Pulaski County.
"Run this dog into the house there. And he was after him three different times before I killed it," Adams said.
Adams says he's noticed an increase in the coyote population in the area, and in their boldness.
"They just keep getting worse every year, you know. More coming in," Adams told WKYT.
Adams just found out today that a dog he thought he lost to coyotes is ok, and brought him home from a neighbors house.
"One dog just can not whoop them coyotes. There has to be two dogs to get after them to do any good. One dog can't whoop them. They're just too fast, too quick," said Adams.
We didn't see any while scouring the ridges and fields on Adams' property, but he assured us they were out there.
And he says he doesn't see the issue with the four-legged scavenger getting better anytime soon.
"And a coyote is smart, boy you can't trap one of them," Adams said.