DUBLIN, Calif. (East Bay Times/AP) — Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area say a 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after a coyote attacked her when she was walking with her family in a park.
The East Bay Times reports the girl was walking with her family at the Dublin Hills Regional Park when a pack of five or six coyotes approached and one of them bit her.
Officials say the girl’s family quickly intervened and the animals fled. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The park was closed to visitors while parks staff work to locate, trap and remove the coyotes.