A coyote attacked a 2-year-old child near Huntington Beach, California
On Thursday, wildlife officers trapped and euthanized the coyote in the park, California Department of Fish and Wildlife captain Patrick Foy told CNN. The child’s clothing’s DNA matched the coyote‘s DNA, Foy said.
Coyotes are native to California where they help control rodent populations, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said. But dogs can still pose a threat to humans, especially if they get used to interacting with humans or eating human food.