HomeAnimal AttacksCoyote Attacks Against ChildrenCoyote Attacks 5-Year-Old

5-21-07
A 5-year-old Middletown, New Jersey boy was the victim of an odd attack Monday evening. Brayden Gazette was playing with his sister Sydney, in a yard across the street from their home, when a coyote bolted out from the woods and bit the child on his head. The animal startled and ran off when his sister Sydney screamed for help.

The boy received 46 stitches and two rabies shots following the attack. Though coyote attacks are extremely rare, (they are small game hunters and usually easily frightened by humans) authorities said this was the second such attack in Middletown in the past 2 months.


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