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Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral


‘You ain’t scared of no hawk!’ Hilarious video of a Chihuahua walking in a protective vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off predators goes viral on TikTok

  • Karen, who is known as @technical_difficulty on TikTok, delighted viewers last week when she posted footage of her little dog trotting in her hot pink vest 
  •  The anesthesiologist hyped up her pet, saying: ‘Hawks should be scared of you’
  • The video has been viewed more than 5.7 million times, and thousands of amused viewers have commented on the dog’s attire 
  • The gear was created by CoyoteVest, a family company based in California 
  • The protective vests are made with Kevlar and feature removable spikes around the neck and sides of the back for added protection 
  • The price ranges from $99.95 to $129.95, depending on the size of the vest, while the CoyoteWhiskers are an add-on accessory that costs $19.95

A Pennsylvania woman has turned her Chihuahua into a viral star after filming her pet strutting her stuff in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks. 

Karen, who is known as @technical_difficulty on TikTok, delighted viewers last week when she posted footage of her little dog trotting alongside her in a hot pink protective vest while she hyped her up. 

‘You ain’t scared of no hawk,’ the anesthesiologist told the pooch. ‘Hawks should be scared of you.’

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Karen, who is known as @technical_difficulty on TikTok, delighted viewers last week when she posted footage of her Chihuahua trotting in a protective vest adorned with spikes and quills

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

‘You ain’t scared of no hawk,’ the anesthesiologist from Pennsylvania told the pooch, hyping her up. ‘Hawks should be scared of you’

The video has been viewed more than 5.7 million times, and thousands of amused viewers have commented on the dog’s attire. 

‘He’s opening for Metallica in a half hour, this is his warm up walk,’ one person joked, while another wrote: ‘It’s a hedgedog.’

‘Did you just turn your dog into a porcupine?’ someone else asked. ‘Genius!’ 

Karen explained in the comments that the vest was a preventive measure after one TikTok user asked if they had problems with hawks in the past. 

In a follow-up video, Karen showed off her expansive property with 10 acres of woods, saying she likes to let her dog 'walk free'

In a follow-up video, Karen showed off her expansive property with 10 acres of woods, saying she likes to let her dog ‘walk free’

Karen explained in the comments that they haven't had any hawk attacks on their property, but 'they fly over all the time'

Karen explained in the comments that they haven't had any hawk attacks on their property, but 'they fly over all the time'

Karen explained in the comments that they haven’t had any hawk attacks on their property, but ‘they fly over all the time’ 

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

Video of a Chihuahua walking in a vest adorned with spikes and quills to ward off hawks goes viral

The video has been viewed more than 5.7 million times, and thousands of amused viewers have commented on the dog's attire

The video has been viewed more than 5.7 million times, and thousands of amused viewers have commented on the dog’s attire

‘No attacks but we live in the woods and they fly over all the time,’ she responded.

In a follow-up video, Karen showed off her expansive property with 10 acres of woods, saying she likes to let her dog ‘walk free.’ 

Many people wanted to know where she got the vest, saying they wanted to get one of their own small pets.  

The protective gear is made by CoyoteVest, a family company founded by Paul and Pam Mott and Nicole Mellom in San Diego, California. 

Paul told Newsweek that his family came up with the idea for the pet body armor after their dog Buffy was killed by a coyote during a trip to a local park in 2015. 

The protective gear is made by CoyoteVest, a family company founded by Paul and Pam Mott (pictured) and Nicole Mellom in San Diego, California

The protective gear is made by CoyoteVest, a family company founded by Paul and Pam Mott (pictured) and Nicole Mellom in San Diego, California

Paul told Newsweek that his family came up with the idea for the pet body armor after their dog Buffy was killed by a coyote during a trip to a local park in 2015

Paul told Newsweek that his family came up with the idea for the pet body armor after their dog Buffy was killed by a coyote during a trip to a local park in 2015

Four years later, the family pitched their pet protective wear to investors on ABC’s Shark Tank. 

CoyoteVests are made with Kevlar — a material commonly used for bulletproof vests and body armor worn by law enforcement — and feature removable spikes around the neck and sides of the back.  

The price ranges from $99.95 to $129.95, depending on the size of the vest, while the CoyoteWhiskers are an add-on accessory that costs $19.95. 

‘Colorful whiskers have been really helpful against coyotes in that they make your dog look different so they go for easier prey,’ Pam told Newsweek. 

‘But also for birds of prey because they don’t like those pokey sticks — that’s why you see them on the top of buildings too.’ 

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