About 3 weeks ago, a guy out here to do some maintenance work at our house, lost his little dachshund when she got out of the truck. She has traveled with him regularly, never ever gotten out of sight from him. He had been working on a well pump, looked up and pup was just gone. He had been distracted for less than 5 minutes. He immediately took off looking for her to no avail. He (and Ralph and I) prowled the neighborhood for over a week and never saw a single sign of her. Posters were placed everywhere, craigslist consulted, Animal Control called and everything we could think of. This was a tiny dog, not quite 11 pounds. Even though it was mid day and people were around, I thought first of coyotes. I know I see them all the time in the fields around. Now, my neighbors across the street have lost a 3 month old chocolate lab pup. She is bigger than the dachsie, maybe 20# or so, I'd only seen her once. It happened the same way. Pup was playing in the front yard with the older dog, lady went inside to answer phone, came out a few minutes later and both dogs were gone. Shortly, the older dog came trotting back, but no pup. The search parties were activated again, no luck. This was yesterday and nothing has been seen of her. Have any of you heard of yotes so bold they attack in broad daylight with human activity all around??? Its not like they need easy food, we are surrounded by prairie dogs and bunny rabbits. Now I wonder if any of the dogs are safe if one yote has gone rogue and gotten so aggressive? Who knows, the dogs could have been grabbed by a human predator, but if so they sure were slick and quick in their getaways. Any thoughts?