We’ve all been woken up by a strange noise in the middle of the night, but usually the causes behind these noises end up being something that is both harmless and benign. For one Oklahoma woman, however, the cause behind the loud noise that had her waking up at 4am early one morning was the stuff that nightmares are made of.

Bonnie Moriarty was shocked to come face-to-face with a coyote that had somehow gotten into her home after she was woken up in the middle of the night by a loud noise.

“Around 4 or 4:15, all of a sudden, we hear what sounded like a cat-fight almost,” Moriarty told 10WBNS.

At first, she thought it was just her cat and dog fighting, but then she saw the coyote.

“I woke up and the cat and the coyote came running into my room. It was still dark,” she recalled.

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Moriarty had no idea what to do, so she grabbed a nearby golf club for protection.

“My husband was out of town and my poor kids are upstairs and I was screaming,” she said.

Moriarty said that her Miniature Schnauzer soon came running in barking up a storm, but the coyote just ducked down in the corner and remained timid.

“That’s when I realized, holy crud, I have a coyote that is stuck in my bedroom,” she recounted.

By this point, Moriarty’s children were awake, and they all called the police.

“We shut the bedroom door and they came with, I’m sure there is a term for it but a long stick with a little loop,” she said. “So yeah, I had three policemen in my bedroom trying to get the coyote out.”

Two of the responding officers were finally able to get the situation under control by using catcher poles to get the loops around the coyote’s neck and carefully pull it outside. They then released the animal safely back into the woods.

Moriarty believes that the coyote likely got into the house through the back door after laying eyes on her cat.

“He somehow lunged at the door and the door opened,” she said.
This was definitely an experience that Moriarty and her family will never forget!

This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.

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