State game wardens have determined that a lone coyote is responsible for two attacks on humans in Moraga, adding that a culling operation set into motion after the incidents has killed three other animals.
Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy told KCBS radio that a DNA comparison established that one coyote was responsible for recent biting incidents on a toddler at Moraga Commons Park and a man working out near Campolindo High School.
“We’ve had reports of aggressive coyotes in that area,” Foy told the station. “We started thinking we should do a little extra work.”
Fish and Wildlife trapped and euthanized three coyotes, Foy said, none of them the animal believed responsible for the attacks. Lab tests determined that another coyote was responsible for the Dec. 9 bite near Campolindo and an earlier incident in which a 2-year-old was nipped at Moraga Commons Park on July 9.
A 6-year-old girl was also bitten on the neck and ear while walking with relatives in Dublin Hills Regional Park on April 1.