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Hair-raising moment: Tiny Yorkshire Terrier escapes the claws of a swooping bald eagle in the owner’s garden

THIS is the dramatic moment a feisty dog ​​miraculously managed to escape the clutches of a bald eagle as the bird attempted to fly away with her.

Stunning doorbell footage shows the mighty bird of prey swooping down and snatching little Yorkshire terrier named Coco from her owner’s yard in British Columbia, Canada.

The little dog was on the deck when the eagle rushed in

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The little dog was on the deck when the eagle rushed inCredit: Storyful/Justin Dudoward
The bird of prey grabbed the dog before it flew into a trash can

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The bird of prey grabbed the dog before it flew into a trash canCredit: Storyful/Justin Dudoward
The dog was left with scratches on its belly from the eagle's sharp claws

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The dog was left with scratches on its belly from the eagle’s sharp clawsCredit: Storyful/Justin Dudoward

Justin Dudoward, the dog’s owner, let the tiny eight-month-old pup outside while he and his girlfriend sat in their lounge on June 16.

Footage shows Coco standing on the deck when she suddenly jumps up and barks as the bald eagle swoops in at high speed.

The fearsome bird manages to grab the puppy in its claws before crashing into a trash can while trying to fly away.

Struggling to take off, the eagle flaps its wings frantically as it tries to hold Coco tighter.

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The ferocious fight then goes off-camera – but the dog can be heard howling as she manages to escape the eagle’s grasp.

Seconds later, the puppy is seen scampering back to her owner’s back door.

Luckily, Coco escaped the wild encounter with only a few scratches on her belly from the eagle’s razor-sharp talons.

But Justin had to take the little dog to the vet the next day after noticing part of her intestines was hanging out.

After three days of treatment, Coco was back to normal.

Justin said the black and white pet is now playing again in the garden of her home in the village of Metlakatla “as if nothing had happened to her”.

He told Storyful, “It was really scary.

“We didn’t know it was that bad until we went back and looked at my doorbell cam.”

It comes after horror footage showed the moment a giant crocodile attacked a dog and dragged the pooch to his death underwater.

A clip filmed at the scene shows the whimpering dog drinking from the Chambal River in Rajasthan, India, as the large reptile approaches.

In the video, the crocodile can be seen lurking beneath the surface of the water, but the thirsty animal doesn’t seem to notice the danger.

The dog continues to wander through shallow water on the river bank and people can be heard talking to each other as they film the impending attack.

Suddenly the crocodile jumps out of the water and grabs the dog, who barks briefly before being dragged to death.

The reptile drags its prey underwater before swimming away from the river bank.

Coco was seen rushing back to her owner's door after the attack

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Coco was seen rushing back to her owner’s door after the attackCredit: Storyful/Justin Dudoward

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