BOULDER - Two coyotes were put down in Boulder after a 5-year-old boy was attacked over the weekend.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a young adult female coyote was shot during the evening of March 12, and an older adult male coyote was shot during the evening of March 14. Both coyotes were on city open space east of Foothills Parkway, near the Boulder Creek Path.
The attack on the child was reported Monday. Two boys were playing near the creek when the two coyotes surrounded them. As one boy ran to his father, one of the coyotes chased him and bit his leg. The bite resulted in a scratch. It did not puncture the skin.
The city recently completed a four-week hazing program for coyotes in this area, trying to curtail recent reports of coyotes approaching or chasing humans, including one other bite. The program ended in mid-February as reports dropped off and coyote patterns seemed to change. This incident was the first reported since the hazing program ended.
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