So an absolute nightmare scenario played out in Saugus on Tuesday, when a woman told police she was forced to climb a tree to avoid a pack of wild coyotes on an area trail.
THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a girl on a suburban New York playground, leaving the child with an arm bite that required a rabies shot, stiches and antibiotics.
A 9-year-old North Carolina girl is recovering after a coyote viciously attacked her outsider her home in Davie County.
BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) —
Authorities are on the hunt for a possibly rabid coyote that mauled a Pennsylvania woman, leaving her badly wounded and “drenched in blood.”
Brookville borough police say a night shift employee of an assisted living community was attacked around midnight Sunday while she was walking in the area. The Courier Express reports the animal attacked her from a nearby bush, biting her numerous times.
A 9-nine-year-old girl was attacked by a coyote outside of her home in North Carolina.On Thursday evening, the animal approached Madilyn Fowler on her porch, leaving her with minor injuries, including scratches on her bottom,
ADVANCE, N.C. —
Davie County deputies say a child was attacked by a coyote on Thursday.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. at a home on the 900 block of Markland Road in Advance.
Three rare coyote attacks have people wondering why animals that usually keep to themselves are on the prowl.
The first encounter happened June 14 in Southern California near Palm Desert, according to the Riverside County Animal Services. A 69-year-old woman was gardening at 7 p.m. in her yard in a gated community when a coyote bit her.”She thought she had been poked by a cactus in her garden,” John Welsh, spokesman for the Riverside County Animal Services told ABCNews.com.
A Georgia family found a surprise guest in their kitchen: a coyote.
Officials believe the coyote may have chased a cat through the house’s window, Jeff Alexander of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News today. The cat escaped unharmed, but the owner of the house couldn’t get the coyote out.
“I can only imagine,” how the family felt, Alexander said.
Officials from animal control responded and shot a tranquilizer dart at the coyote, but the animal was unfazed, Alexander said. Officials used a catch pole to lure the coyote out of the house, Alexander added.
Once outside, a deputy shot and killed the coyote, the sheriff’s office said.
No one in the house was injured, according to Alexander.
California residents are being warned to be more vigilant about coyotes after four attacks on children in the past month in the Irvine area.The most recent incident — this past Sunday — involved a 2-year-old child.“It was a child, about approximately 2 years old, was in the garage. They opened the garage up and the coyote came in and actually got the child on the neck area and part of the cheek,” California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Kent Smirl told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC.
STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) — A 12-year-old girl says she was stalked by a trio of coyotes as she walked home from school in Stamford.
Now the town is raising the alarm.
“It was pretty scary, I was more in shock than scared,” said the girl, Navya Sharma.