DNA testing has found that one coyote is responsible for three attacks in the East Bay area, ABC7 News reports.
The first attack occurred in July, with the second coming months later in December and the third about a week later, it adds. According to ABC7 News, one man had to go to the hospital for bite wounds. The San Francisco Chronicle adds that California Fish and Wildlife officials collected samples from the victims' bites and DNA analysis indicated one coyote was behind the incidents.
"My take on that, I think it's crazy," Kenji Sytz, who was one of the people bitten, tells ABC7 News. "I think it's a good thing that you've got just one coyote out there that's not well or being overly aggressive versus many."
The Chronicle notes that wildlife officials have trapped a number of coyotes, but have yet to find the one responsible. A wildlife official tells it that coyotes typically don't attack people unless provoked and they are exploring whether people have been feeding them.