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