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Puppy predator on the loose in Cordova

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A puppy predator is prowling around Cordova, and it has already made a few kills. A puppy predator is prowling around Cordova, and it has already made a few kills.
When Caroline Davis came home around 8 o'clock Tuesday night, only two of her three dogs greeted her in the backyard. Her springer spaniel rescue, Missy, was missing. When Caroline Davis came home around 8 o'clock Tuesday night, only two of her three dogs greeted her in the backyard. Her springer spaniel rescue, Missy, was missing.
Davis' other dog, Bella, was mauled. She was found bleeding from the ears and neck. Davis' other dog, Bella, was mauled. She was found bleeding from the ears and neck.
CORDOVA, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A puppy predator is prowling around Cordova, and it has already made a few kills.

When night falls in the Countrywood community, family pets are falling prey to a mysterious creature.

When Caroline Davis came home around 8 o'clock Tuesday night, only two of her three dogs greeted her in the backyard. Her springer spaniel rescue, Missy, was missing.

"I found Missy laying on the ground," said Davis. "I reached down and she was dead and her neck had been pretty much torn."

Davis' other dog, Bella, was mauled. She was found bleeding from the ears and neck.

In the yard that backs up to Davis', two more dogs were killed.

A few neighbors suspect a bobcat, but wildlife experts say bobcats rarely target domestic animals.

Whatever is killing dogs in Cordova, neighbors want it stopped before anyone else gets hurt.

"I want my children and grandchildren to feel safe in my backyard and I want my pets to feel safe in my backyard," said Davis.

A letter has gone out putting the neighborhood on alert. A wildlife expert was also hired to look into it, but a spokesperson for the company says they are not trapping bobcats in that area right now.

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