The Arizona Game and Fish Department is searching for a coyote that injured two toddlers in Scottsdale.
Department officials said they are asking for the public’s help to find the coyote. Coyote sightings in the area of 94th Street and Thompson Peak Parkway along the Central Arizona Project canal to Cactus Road should be reported immediately by calling 623-236-7201.
The department is looking for a “large, healthy coyote.”
The animal has injured two toddlers in Scottsdale, one on Saturday, March 18, and another on Thursday, March 23.
The first incident occurred at Aztec Park near Frank Lloyd Wright and 100th Street. The latest happened at a home less than 2 miles south of there, authorities said.
Both victims were treated for minor injuries.
“The coyote shows little fear of people and may have been illegally fed in the past,” the department stated on its Facebook page.
“Parents of toddlers in the area should keep their children close when outdoors and be vigilant until AZGFD is able to locate and remove the offending coyote.”
The department is patrolling the area with assistance from the Scottsdale Police Department.