Tiny dog kitted out with ‘battle suit’ after hawks try to nab her

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A pet chihuahua has been given a punk rock neon battle suit to protect him from local hawks.

The futuristic and eye-catching ensemble was given to Diamond the dog, who weighs in at just 8lbs and was getting tired of birds of prey trying to nab him.

Diamond's owner decided to take matters into their own hands and dress the beloved pet up in a striking neon vest which is covered in spikes in a bid to deter predators.

The dog collar also has metal spikes and a fan of plastic sticks along the ridge of the back.

They are attached to the animal with Velcro and have additional protective add-ons including hawk eyes.

The image has now been widely shared on social media, wracking up thousands of comments on Reddit.

One posted: "This is genius. Diamond looks like a badass.

"I took my puppy hiking today for the first time and a vulture was circling us. We weren't dead so I figured I was ok but I wondered wtf I could do if they tried to swoop my one piece nugget.

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"Guess she needs a battle suit."

Another wrote: "I need to get one for my Taco. He's 9 lbs and we had a 60lb dog jump a fence to get at him yesterday."

"With a suit like that, I dare say that Diamond is Unbreakable," a third added.

A fourth wrote: "Diamond in the ruff."

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And the distinct colourful outfit is designed to make the wearer look strange and therefore ward off potential attacks – and has the added bonus of creating a miniature punk pet.

But it would appear Diamond isn't the only pet to ward off potential kidnappers.

Pet owners have been sharing the devices sold by a company called Coyote Vest and have been going viral on TikTok.

A montage of dogs wearing this protective gear was shared to TikTok by user @spicey_lemonz recently.

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She captioned the footage which has been shared 603,700 times: "They look like walking landmines."

The CoyoteVest was originally shown on Shark Tank and was created after the founder's dog taken by a coyote in 2014.

On the company's website, it reads: "Birds of prey can injure or kill your small dog in the blink of an eye.

"We know because it happened to us, and that's why we developed our patented CoyoteVest."

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