Coyote attacks a child in her front yard in Lake Arrowhead - San Jose Mercury News: "LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif.—Melissa Rowley left her children playing in the front yard for only a moment to step into her house.
When she came back a coyote was dragging her daughter away.
It was the third time in five days a coyote had posed a threat to a small child in Southern California, San Bernardino Sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire said.
The coyote grabbed the 2-year-old by the head and tried to drag her towards the street in the mountain community of Lake Arrowhead on Tuesday.
When Rowley came out of the house and ran toward her daughter, the animal released the girl and ran away.
Rowley took her daughter to a hospital where the toddler was treated for several puncture wounds to the head and neck area, and a laceration on her mouth."