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Posted on: June 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Coyote Incident Reported in Rancho Santa Margarita

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Mission Viejo Animal Services is working closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to identify the coyote involved.

On June 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Mission Viejo Animal Services (MVAS) received a call from a camp ranger at Oso Lake Scout Camp in Rancho Santa Margarita reporting that three teens were involved in an incident with a coyote on Friday night, June 11th at 11:40 p.m.  The three children were taken to Mission Hospital at approximately 1:15 a.m. for treatment.

MVAS has interviewed those involved and has obtained statements from witnesses and employees of the camp. An Animal Services Investigations Officer is currently working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Wardens to collect additional DNA evidence and educate camp staff about safe camping practices in wilderness areas. 

MVAS is working closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to identify the coyote involved.

For more information on living with wildlife, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

Additional Information will be posted as it becomes available.


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