Professional trappers have been called in to catch a coyote that bit a 5-year-old boy and then aggressively approached a student at the Cal State L.A. campus Wednesday night.
The boy was walking with his father on campus about 6:30 p.m. when the incident took place, said Lt. J.C. Healy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The father chased away the coyote and took his son to get medical attention. The boy suffered a single puncture wound in the leg.
A cellphone video posted to Twitter showed the coyote running after the boy along a paved path.
Warning signs are posted on the Cal State L.A. campus. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
About an hour after the incident, a coyote aggressively approached a student on campus. The woman called for help, and when police responded, they saw several coyotes in the area.
This was posted by the boy’s father, its his 5 year old son’s leg.