Coyotes attack 6 year old in Rye NY. 2nd Child in Rye Attacked

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NYboy, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coyotes attacked a 6 year old girl playing in her front yard. 2 coyotes bit a 6 year old several times. Luckily the girls mother was in their side yard and heard the attack. She chased them off her daughter. The girl had bites to her head, neck, shoulders and legs. Police have not been able to locate the coyotes. Tue night another child was attacked in their backyard!
     
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  2. lizzy06019

    lizzy06019 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is SOOOO scary! Wow, I hope the little girl will be OK.
     
  3. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouchers, I hope the little girl heals up quickly.I feel bad for her, prob has to go thru all those rabies shots [​IMG]
     
  4. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh! That is horrible! I do hope she is ok. Man her mom must have gone into "mama lion" mode! I know I would have.
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I am curious to see if they do catch the coyotes if they dont infact turn out to be CoyDogs... It is soo rare for coyotes to attack a human....
     
  6. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with coopcrazy, coyotes usually only will attack when cornered, they want to get away from humans. If coyotes attack a human they are usually sick (i.e. rabid) or there are way too many and they are starving. They may also have become used to humans and there is no hunting pressure, sounds like they need to have some hunters come in and thin the packs.
     
  7. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Coyotes, will attack anything they consider food, a young child would be a distinct possibility.

    Never under estimate any member of the canine family.
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 they do not reason they are just hungry it is merely food to them just a larger piece of food then normal
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Poor kid! Imagine all she is going to have to go through physically, mentally and emotionally to deal with this! They definitely need a gun on hand and watch for those b------- again.
     
  10. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    if coyotes are not scared of people too much, they might attack.
     

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