Dad saves his two year old daughter from being attacked by a coyote
Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 5, 2022 4:23pm CST
Ariel Eliyahuo who is the dad of his two year old daughter Ariya was leaving the auto that her dad was driving on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles after he picked his daughter from daycare when a coyote that was in the neighborhood attacked the young girl. Ariel took action to save his daughter from being bitten by the coyote by grabbing her away from the coyote and then he threw a water bottle at the coyote who ran away from his neighborhood. When Ariya went inside the house with her dad, she had to go to the hospital with her parents where she was treated with she was given multiple rabies shots. Even though Ariya will recover physically from the attack from the coyote, her parents are concerned that it will take her a long time to recover from the incident. Wildlife officials are in pursuit of the coyote so that can put him to sleep since the coyote is likely to have rabies. The Eliyahuo family who lives in Woodland Hills never expected to see coyotes in their neighborhood. My feelings is that the coyotes like the bears in California are losing their homes in the name of progress by humans so traveling to the city is their way of staying alive..
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The displacement of habitats is causing more such animal-human conflict!! Timely action by the girl's Dad. Even here, we hear about Leopards and even Tigers entering city areas and even Shopping complexes sometimes. Animal-villagers conflict and tension is much more. Clearly the Development models need to be sustainable and more planned. The natives and tribals followed much more sustainable practices traditionally but a lot of that knowledge is either ignored or lost. Greed factor is also playing a big part.
That's unexpected, being attacked in residential areas by wild animals. By the way, are coyotes considered "wild" in your area? I hope the child overcomes whatever trauma she encountered during that incident. The government should protect the abodes of these animals.
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Glad the dad was quick thinking in throwing the water bottle at the coyote to scare it away from his daughter. I hope she will be okay. You're right, with the human population moving into their territory stories like this will be more and more.