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Durham Police Warn About Coyotes After A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten On Canada Day

"Several adults scared the coyote off and it ran into the nearby woods."

Toronto Staff Writer
A Coyote Attacked A Child On Canada Day, Police Say

Police are asking residents to take precautions after a coyote attacked a child on Canada Day.

According to Durham police, the incident, which occurred at around 8:30 p.m, was reported after a 6-year-old girl was approached and bitten by the animal at Northway Court Park.

"Several adults scared the coyote off and it ran into the nearby woods. Oshawa Animal Services were called and kept their eyes on the coyote while officers attended," Durham police reported.

"Officers set up a perimeter in attempt to secure the coyote but it fled eastbound across Oshawa Boulevard North and disappeared into the ravine," the statement added.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was later treated at a local hospital for the bite.

    Patrick John Gilson
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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