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Coyote incident reported at Oso Lake Scout Camp

Coyote

On June 12 at 9 am, Mission Viejo Animal Services (MVAS) received a call from a camp ranger at Oso Lake Scout Camp in Rancho Santa Margarita reporting that three teens were involved in an incident with a coyote on Friday night, June 11 at 11:40 pm. 

The three children were taken to Mission Hospital at approximately 1:15 am for treatment.

MVAS has interviewed the victims and has obtained statements from witnesses and employees of the camp. An Animal Services Investigations Officer is currently working with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Wardens in collecting additional DNA evidence, and educating camp staff about safe camping practices in wilderness areas.

MVAS is working closely with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and CA Fish and Wildlife to identify the coyote involved.

For more information on living with wildlife, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

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