‘Just Kind Of Dragged Her’: Toddler Survives Coyote Attack

A toddler survived a coyote attack Friday afternoon in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Shira and Ariel Eliyahuo and their toddler arrived home from preschool and parked their car in front of their home KTLA 5 reported. As they were emptying their car of toys, a coyote approached the toddler who was already out of her car seat, bit her legs, and dragged her on the sidewalk. The toddler screamed. Thinking his daughter fell, Ariel checked on her, only to see a coyote. He threw a rock at the coyote. 

“She has a lot of scratches on her left leg and one of them is really deep,” Shira told KTLA 5. “We had to go to the ER. We had to get her rabies shots. The coyote just kind of dragged her so her face is also a little bit bruised.” (RELATED: Coyote Mauls 2-Year-Old, Sending Boy To Hospital. Police Officer Opens Fire On Wild Animal)

The family has lived in Woodland Hills for three and a half years, NBC 4 reported. The parents told KTLA 5 they are tired of coyotes appearing in their neighborhood. As KTLA reported from the scene Friday evening, another coyote appeared in front of their home, and Ariel chased it back into the bushes. They hope the city traps and removes them. Their daughter is still too scared to go outside. 

This year, officials euthanized a coyote who hurt a 2-year-old in Fountain Valley, NBC 4 reported. Another coyote appeared in Huntington Beach and attacked a 2-year-old girl.

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