Multiple Coyotes Killed Following San Francisco Golden Gate Park Attack On Child

A coyote attack on a child in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park led to the eradication of three aninmals, including the perpetrator of the incident. Here’s more from

Three coyotes were shot and killed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park after a coyote bit a 5-year-old girl who was attending a day camp in the San Francisco Botanical Garden on Friday, officials said. The attack, which was reported at 11:15 a.m. Friday, prompted a temporary closure of the garden.

“There were puncture wounds associated with a coyote bite,” Patrick Foy, captain of the law enforcement division at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told SFGATE on Monday morning. “She was transported to the hospital. She’s expected to recover, she’s going to be OK.”

After the attack, Fish and Wildlife looped in other government agencies and immediately took steps to identify the animal that bit the child. The first step was to collect samples from the girl’s wound.