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BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado (KUSA) -- A Colorado man is recovering from what state wildlife workers say was a very rare coyote attack.

Andrew Dickhage was walking to a bus stop early Monday morning in Niwot when he was attacked.

"I heard like a small ruffle in the brush," Dickhage said.

He shrugged off the sound, but the usual path would unveil the unexpected.

Coyotes, a family of them, were on Dickehage in an instant. He had a flash light, but before he knew it, "I looked down and it had a hold of my hand, and it wouldn't let go," he said.

In a haze, the 22-year-old battled the wild animals. One after another they lunged.

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