A lone coyote attacked a 2-year-old girl in a park in Fountain Valley this week, authorities stated Thursday.
The assault occurred Tuesday evening inside Mile Square Park close to Euclid Street and Stonecress Avenue, the Fountain Valley Police Department stated in a launch. The little one was handled at a hospital and is recovering from her wounds, stated Cpt. Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s legislation enforcement division.
The incident wasn’t instantly reported, and the coyote has not been discovered or captured, Fountain Valley police stated. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is main a search to find and euthanize the coyote.
The assault is a minimum of the second in current months in Orange County. In April, a younger girl was taken to the hospital with critical however non-life-threatening accidents after a coyote assault on the seaside close to the Huntington Beach Pier.
If any coyotes are seen in the realm, residents are inspired to haze them and preserve young children and pets beneath shut supervision, Foy stated.