Girl attacked by coyote near the Huntington Beach Pier

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"We were unable to shoot it again, because of backdrop issues,” Archer said. “We’re fairly certain we wounded it pretty good.”

I recall seeing coyotes in my Whittier neighborhood fairly regularly. I felt bad to see them trying to survive in the urban sprawl. I'd go to the eastern Sierras and see people trying to interact with bears.

Up here in idaho it's not much different, except it's bears, deer or moose. I'm about an hour south of the west gate of Yellowstone and there's often an article about an encounter between animals and tourists.
 
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When watching the video and my main reaction was WTF is wrong with those adults that failed to notice a coyote mauling
a child over an extended period of time less than 5 feet away from them? And their reaction when they did notice was "Meh,
whatever." Hard to comprehend their circumstances unless they were on heavy medication or something.
 
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MisterT

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When watching the video and my main reaction was WTF is wrong with those adults that failed to notice a coyote mauling
a child over an extended period of time less than 5 feet away from them? And their reaction when they did notice was "Meh,
whatever." Hard to comprehend their circumstances unless they were on heavy medication or something.
Same here! Luckily it was just one coyote attacking instead of a pack.
 

Makairaa

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They have confirmed through DNA testing that one of the two coyotes shot was the animal that attacked. Last I heard they were still waiting on a rabies test
 
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Back in early 1980’s, my wife and I lived in Santa Monica. We rescued a Lop-eared rabbit from a pet store in a small cage and let him loose in a big backyard. There was a lot of shrubbery for it to hide. One night when Piear did not go to his cage, we got worried. Later I found it torn up in the bush. No cat could have done it.

I am certain it was a coyote, or maybe even a bobcat. In the middle of the city. My wife did want to see it.
 
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Back in early 1980’s, my wife and I lived in Santa Monica. We rescued a Lop-eared rabbit from a pet store in a small cage and let him loose in a big backyard. There was a lot of shrubbery for it to hide. One night when Piear did not go to his cage, we got worried. Later I found it torn up in the bush. No cat could have done it.

I am certain it was a coyote, or maybe even a bobcat. In the middle of the city. My wife did want to see it.
There are incidents of coyotes in Golden Gate park in San Francisco. Coyotes are one of the most adaptable wild canines that exist. Rather than being pushed closer to extinction as humankind expands and destroys their natural environments, they are learning to thrive and take advantage of the new resources that are made available.