Nanny Rips Baby Girl From Jaws of Coyote in California Sandbox
CHINO HILLS, Calif. — A nanny pulled a 2-year-old girl from the jaws of a coyote when the animal attacked the toddler and tried to carry her away in its mouth, officials said.
The girl was playing Friday in a sandbox at Alterra Park in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. Around 10:30 a.m., the caretaker heard screaming and saw a coyote trying to carry the child off in its mouth, officials said.
The babysitter grabbed the child and pulled her from the coyote's grasp, the sheriff's department said in a statement.
The girl was taken to Chino Valley Medical Centre and was later released, director of nursing Anne Marie Robertson said.
She was later transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center to receive the rabies vaccine.