Boy, 5, bitten by coyote in Lincoln Park

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CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy was bitten by a coyote in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the boy was bitten Wednesday around 4 p.m. right outside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. An adult who was with the boy rushed him onto a nearby CTA bus for safety when the incident happened.

The boy was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital with lacerations to the right side of his head. The child was stabilized at the hospital.

On Tuesday, a WGN photographer spotted a coyote rambling around the Gold Coast just off Lake Shore Drive. That same day, another coyote was rescued from Lake Michigan at Monroe Harbor.

Experts said it’s very unusual for a coyote to approach, much less attack, a person,

Animal Care and Control wants to remind Chicagoans who encounter a coyote to let them handle it and let them know by calling 311.

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