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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 July, 2003, 15:59 GMT 16:59 UK
Osbourne saves pet dog from coyotes
Ozzy Osbourne  and Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne saved his wife's precious pet
Sharon Osbourne has praised her rock star husband Ozzy after he saved the family's favourite dog from a coyote.

Osbourne tackled the coyote when it got into the garden of their Beverly Hills mansion and attacked Pipi, Sharon Osbourne's beloved Pomeranian dog.

"Ozzy heard the screams and fought and got Pip out of the coyote's mouth," she told American magazine US Weekly.

However,the family's black chihuahua, Lulu, was killed in another attack.

"It's so heartbreaking," Sharon Osbourne said.

The family has since thrown a poisoned chicken over the garden fence in an attempt to kill the coyotes, she added.

The Osbournes' several dogs have featured in the fly-on-the-wall TV series about the family's lives. They also have a cat.

Despite Ozzy Osbourne's heroic rescue of Pip, he is not known to find it easy living in a house full of animals.

In the TV series, the former Black Sabbath frontman is frequently seen tripping over the pets and swearing at them in response.

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