Animal attacks young boy in County Trumbull
The child’s grandfather called the dog sitter’s office to report what had happened
WARREN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A young boy is recovering from an apparent attack by a wild animal last week in Warren Township.
The 4-year-old is fine after being bitten by what is believed to be a coyote.
The attack occurred late in the morning of May 11 at a property off North Park Avenue.
The child’s grandfather called the dog sitter’s office to report what had happened.
Chief dog keeper Deidre Brister said the man told them he was going to take a bicycle for the child when the animal came out of nowhere.
“He turned his head to unlock the door and that’s when the animal attacked his son or grandson and he said he yelled at it and let go and took off, âBrister said.
They then set a trap since the man initially thought it was a stray dog, but returned a few days later.
“He starts to describe him to me and he says he also has coyotes around so I told him I think he’s a coyote, he’s not a stray because he said that he had a long nose, a little mangy, âBrister said.
âWhen it comes to conflicts between people, in general there isn’t much unless they are sick or can’t find food and they become desperate,â Brian said. Adkins, of Brian’s Wildlife Control.
Adkins is a licensed Ohio and Pennsylvania wildlife control operator. He says coyotes are more visible this time of year as males hunt for food for themselves, their mates and their puppies.
He says people, especially pet owners, should keep an eye out.
âYou always want to keep an eye on your pets and don’t let them go out on their own, you know, you just have to be careful,â Adkins said.
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