X Factor filming disrupted by wild coyote threat

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 September 2013
Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Wild coyotes disrupted 'X Factor' filming at Sharon Osbourne's house in Los Angeles as she feared they may attack her dogs

Wild coyotes disrupted 'X Factor' filming at Sharon Osbourne's house in Los Angeles.

The 60-year-old judge feared the vicious predators - a native member of the dog family resembling German Shepherds - would attack her own precious pooches so producers were forced to guard her home while she and her advisor Robbie Williams decided which of her Over-25 contestants would make it through to the live shows.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "We have already had interruptions to filming as Sharon and Robbie keeps getting the giggles. Now to add to the chaos, there is this issue with coyotes.

"Sharon's dogs are like members of her family and if anything happened to them she would be absolutely devastated.

"On Sharon's orders, producers are keeping an eye out for coyotes and every time someone thinks they see one, it disrupts filming.

"There are thousands of urban coyotes - a native member of the dog family resembling German Shepherds - in Los Angeles County.

"The danger is so real the dogs are not even allowed to run around the garden unattended."

Sharon owns seven dogs including tiny Teacup Pomeranians Pippy and Mr. Chips as well as an English Bulldog named Lola, all of which she sees as an extension of her family and she is keeping them under strict supervision to avoid any fatalities.

The insider explained: "There are thousands of urban coyotes in Los Angeles County. The danger is so real the dogs are not even allowed to run around the garden unattended."

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