Thursday, July 9, 2009

Coyote killed after attack on Port Coquitlam toddler

Conservation officers have euthanized a coyote after it attacked a toddler in Port Coquitlam.

The two-year-old girl suffered bites to her head and neck during the encounter Monday morning near the playground at Central elementary school, according to reports.

The girl is recovering with minor injuries.

It's not normal for coyotes to pursue adults, particularly in urban settings, according to the Ministry of Environment website. If an animal does attack a child, it's usually because the coyote has been fed and has become comfortable with humans.

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