Five-year-old girl narrowly avoids coyote attack

An Illinois girl got the scare of her young life as a coyote chased her around her garden.

Surveillance video shows five-year-old Christine playing in her driveway as, unbeknownst to her, the coyote begins following.

Suddenly, Christine turns around and realises what's going on behind her, and screams.

"It came up and around the tree," she told Inside Edition.

"Then he chased me to the house and I screamed." No one in the family had ever seen a coyote in their neighbourhood, which is outside Chicago.

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