October 1, 2023

Native Information

A girl was attacked early Monday morning at South Winds Flats in Fall River after a coyote approached her and her canine.

A coyote was put down after attacking a girl who was strolling her canine in Fall River on Monday, Fall River Police mentioned. 

The lady sustained a number of bites and was transported to the hospital. No replace has been given about her present situation. 

Whereas strolling her small breed canine close to the woodland space of South Winds Flats at round 5:45 a.m, the girl noticed a coyote approaching, Sergeant Moses Pereira mentioned. 

“She picked her canine up and started making noise and yelling and screaming in an try and scare the coyote away,” Pereira mentioned. “Sadly, the animal didn’t flee.”

The coyote bit each of her legs and left arm. The lady continued to combat the coyote off and it will definitely ran away. Her screams alerted close by residents, who referred to as the police. 

Quickly after police responded to the assault, they obtained a name at Fall River Nation Membership, which is lower than a mile away, that the coyote tried to assault a groundskeeper, Pereira mentioned. 

Police mentioned the groundskeeper was capable of fend off the coyote and didn’t maintain any damage. When officers responded to the coyote “they may see the coyote watching them whereas they had been persevering with to do their work,” Pereira mentioned.

“After attacking one particular person and making an attempt to assault a second particular person,  Officers had been compelled with the tough choice to place the animal down as a way to stop any extra assaults.”

The coyote’s physique has been despatched to the Division for Animal Well being to check whether or not or not it was constructive for rabies on the time of the assault.