One other youngster in Oshawa was bitten by a coyote

For the second time in a week, a child was bitten by a coyote in Oshawa.

A four-year-old boy approached a coyote near Britannia Avenue East and Bridle Road at around 6 p.m. on Monday, July 5, Durham Regional Police reported.

Police said the boy thought the coyote was a dog and wanted to pet it.

He suffered minor injuries.

Last week a six-year-old girl was bitten by a coyote while playing in Northway Court Park. She was taken to the hospital for treatment for the bite.

For more information on coyotes and safety tips, please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources website at www.ontario.ca/page/preventing-and-managing-conflicts-coyotes. To avoid conflict with coyotes, prepare and be aware. If a wild animal is an immediate threat or threat to public safety, call 911.

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