2 coyote attacks prompt California city to close trail

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 19:12:18-04

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were bitten by a coyote in two separate attacks on a Southern California trail on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the city of Mission Viejo in Orange County says a woman was jogging on the Jeronimo Open Space when a coyote bit her lower left calf, leaving four puncture wounds.

A second person said they were bitten on the left ankle while they were on the trail around 6:30 a.m. Both went to the hospital for treatment.

The city shut the trail pending an investigation by animal control officers and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.