A courageous Georgia sheepdog is recovering after killing eight coyotes who attempted to maul a flock of sheep and goats he was guarding.
According to WAGA-TV report, the dog, named Casper, works on John Wierwiller's farm in Georgia and managed to keep the coyotes at bay for more than 30 minutes.
Casper went missing after surviving the attack, and his owner asked for help finding him on social media.
Casper eventually returned to the farm with visible injuries.
"We knew he was hurt because we found parts of his tail and blood and other things, so we were worried," Mr. Wierwiller said.
When he saw his familiar face return to the farm, Mr. Wierwiller said he was in bad shape.
"He was kind of looking at me like, 'Boss, stop looking at how bad I look; just take care of me,'" Mr. Wierwiller said.
Mr. Wierwiller said it "It looked like a coyote grabbed his skin and peeled it right off."
LifeLine Animal Project, an Atlanta-based animal welfare organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign to cover Casper's $15,000 hospital bill. The campaign raised more than its goal, which will go toward future animal rescue efforts.
A sheep dog is a breed of dog that has traditionally been used in sheep farming. These include livestock guardian dogs, which are used to protect sheep and other livestock, as well as herding dogs, which are used to move, manage, and control sheep and other livestock.