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Mar 16, 2013 4:36 PM by Juice Godfrey

2 coyotes killed after child bitten in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials have killed two aggressive coyotes after the animals chased and bit a 5-year-old boy on a popular hiking trail in Boulder.

The Daily Camera reports the coyotes surrounded two 5-year-old boys and their father on the Boulder Creek Path, biting one of the boys on the leg. Wildlife officials say a young adult female coyote was shot Tuesday, and an older adult male was shot Thursday.

Jennifer Churchill with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the father gave a detailed description of the coyote and rangers are confident the two that were killed were the ones involved in the attack.

The incident was the first reported attack since Boulder completed a four-week hazing program in February to try to stop a rash of coyote encounters in the area.

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