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Coyotes kill small dog; Huntington Beach residents demand action

August 15, 2012 |  7:45 pm

Huntington Beach residents are demanding the city take action after three coyotes killed a dog at a park earlier this month.

A couple say they were walking their two small dogs at the Huntington Beach Central Park nature reserve when three coyotes snatched one of the dogs, named Chloe.

Coyote sightings and attacks have been on the rise in Orange County in the last year, with incidents reported in Huntington Beach, Anaheim and Costa Mesa, among other areas.

It's a big safety concern for many residents, especially after an 8-year-old girl was attacked last May.

Coyotes roam parks, wetlands and neighborhoods near foothill areas.

Some cities have hired pest control firms to trap and kill the animals. Others are hiring sharpshooters.

Chloe's owners say they are mad because they had no idea that there were coyotes in the area.


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--KTLA and the Huntington Beach Independent