Officials: Coyote attacks 2 children in Massachusetts

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ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials say two toddlers were attacked by a coyote in separate incidents in Arlington, Massachusetts.

The first attack was reported at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday when a 2-year-old girl in her yard was approached, bitten on the back and dragged by a coyote.

About 10 minutes later another 2-year-old female was approached by the coyote in her yard in Summer Hill Circle and scratched.

Both children were taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officials believe that the same coyote was involved in both incidents. They are now trying to locate the coyote.

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