Mesa Police Eliminate Coyote After Biting Incident with 4-Year-Old Girl in Phoenix



A four-year-old girl in Phoenix was bitten on the head by a coyote, sustaining minor injuries. The coyote was tracked and killed by a Mesa police officer, then taken by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for rabies testing. The girl’s parents had already taken her for medical treatment by the time the police arrived at the scene of the incident.

Young girl bitten by coyote in Phoenix, animal euthanized

A coyote bit a four-year-old girl on Friday morning in Phoenix. The animal was later euthanized, as stated by the Mesa Police Department.

At around 9:15 a.m., Mesa officers attended to the incident at 72nd Street and Portobello Avenue, following reports of a coyote attack involving a young girl. The child’s parents had already taken her to get medical treatment when police arrived at the location.

Officials from the Mesa Police Department tracked the coyote for over an hour throughout the vicinity.

The animal was located near a canal at East Guadalupe Street and 72nd Street just after 10:30 a.m.. A Mesa police officer killed the coyote, which was then handed over to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for rabies testing.

The police reported that the young girl suffered minor head injuries from the coyote bite.

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