Coyote that attacked child in Woodland Hills is euthanized

A coyote that attacked a two-year-old in the front yard of her family’s Woodland Hills home earlier this month has been captured and killed, officials said Sunday.

Home security video captured the coyote attacking the toddler on the afternoon of December 3 while her father was busy unloading the family’s SUV. The coyote pushed the child down and started pulling it away as it screamed. The girl’s father quickly picked up the child and chased the coyote away.

Since then, officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have been trying to capture the coyote. On Friday, officials caught the animal “in close proximity to the street where the attack took place,” Patrick Foy, a public information captain at the department, said in a statement.

They were able to confirm they were the same coyote using DNA samples, Foy said in an email. It was later euthanized.

The coyote has been a problem for weeks, Foy previously told the Times. At least seven coyote attacks on humans have been recorded in Los Angeles County this year. Coyote that attacked child in Woodland Hills is euthanized

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