Arlington Police report two children were attacked by a coyote yesterday afternoon in Arlington: A two-year-old girl on Epping Street was bitten in the back and then briefly dragged by a coyote, then ten minutes later, another two-year old girl on Summer Hill Circle, about a half mile away, was scratched by a coyote.
Police say both girls were in their family yards.
Both attacks were less than a mile from where another child was attacked last month.
Both children were taken to an area hospital for evaluation and suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Officials believe that the same coyote was involved in both incidents. Officials searched the area in an effort to locate the coyote, and continue to work to keep track of coyote activity in the area.