A young boy was attacked by a wolf on Huntington Beach, California.
Local news reported that the accident occurred on Thursday evening.
Officials said the girl suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
A young boy was attacked by a wolf on a California beach earlier this week, and the incident was recorded on video.
Foxla reported The attack occurred Thursday night near Huntington Beach Pier. The unknown child was with her family when she was attacked by the animal, which witnesses said was lurking nearby.
a Video posted by FOX reporter Travis Rice It shows the moment the wolf was on the girl’s head for about 15 seconds and then ran away.
“It was all this way here and then back,” said Gary Johncon, one of the witnesses. KABC-TV. “We saw it, and all of a sudden this family came in, and there was a child on the floor, and then five minutes later, we went back, a whole crowd around the child. Obviously, the kid got such a piece.”
The child was taken to a local hospital and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to the outlet.
The Orange County Register reported That officers spotted a wolf and shot them, killing one. However, the police did not know if the wolf was behind the attack.
The second wolf was wounded but managed to dodge the officers. They were able to locate him in a trailer park on Friday and animal officials euthanized him, according to the report.
“The body will be sent to a laboratory in Sacramento where forensic wildlife scientists will work on it on Saturday and attempt to compare DNA samples from any of the bodies to samples taken from the victim’s bite wounds,” police said in a statement. Press release obtained by the outlet. “Both will have a rabies examination, which is done post-mortem, which usually takes a few extra days.”
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