Sadie Couch, 5, was attacked by wild coyote while camping. Screen shot via KATU.
A 5-year-old girl was bit in the back by a coyote while her and her family were camping in the Nehelem Baby State Park in Oregon this weekend. The youngster, Sadie Couch, was reportedly dragging along a stick while walking back from the beach when the attack occurred. Sadie’s family told KATU News that the coyote appeared to be trying to grab the stick she was carrying. Her mother, Danielle Couch, said Sadie started screaming and the coyote appeared to back down at first, but then it started nipping at various parts of her body. Eventually the coyote lunged towards her back and broke the skin on her back.
Sadie was taken to an area hospital where she had her wound bandaged up and received the first in a series of rabies shots as a precaution.
When Sadie was asked about the experience, she said, “I only feeled his teeth. I ran and screamed.”
Sadie’s father wound up chasing the coyote off who appeared to be standing it’s ground.
Wildlife authorities are working to find the animal and trap it but say that the attack may be a result of people feeding the wildlife in the park.
The views, opinions and information expressed in articles and blog posts published on imperfectparent.com and all subdomains are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Imperfect Parent or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of any entity of, or affiliated with, Imperfect Parent. The Imperfect Parent
is designed for entertainment
purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for medical, health,
legal, or financial advice from a professional.
of material from any of Imperfect Parent's pages without written
permission is strictly prohibited.