WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) – A California family hosted an unexpected visitor that entered using their dog door: a coyote.

“The dogs went crazy, and then I said this happened before with a rat, what else could be out there now?” said homeowner Julie Levine.

Levine said the family only knew of the coyote’s entrance after checking their cameras.

“They’re definitely very brazen, I mean, to go inside the house like they belong there. … We know they can scale fences, but we just didn’t think that they would go through the dog door itself and be in the house,” Levine said.

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The intrusion at the Levine home happened just days after a coyote is believed to have attacked another family’s dog in the same neighborhood.

“The son found it when it happened and pulled the dog out of its mouth,” Levine said.