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Chihuahua survives owl attack

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL (CNN) - A canine almost became a bird's prey when it was attacked by an owl last week outside of Chicago.

George Kalomiris was walking his tiny chihuahua, Chico, in his Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake when a great horned owl saw an opportunity.

The bird of prey swooped down and tried to pluck the 4-pound dog off the ground.

Kalomiris said he was eventually able to scare it away.

Kalomiris credits a little black vest for saving his dogs life. He said the thickness of Chico's winter wear prevented the owl's talons from digging in enough to latch on.

Chico was treated for a puncture wound, but is doing OK.

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