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After just two recent coyote attacks, the AP reports that a "spate of coyote attacks in the fast-growing suburbs east of Los Angeles have left parents on edge and puzzled wildlife officials." While coyotes are usually scared of humans, the animals are more brazen this year, going after toddlers in addition to your pets. One reason could be that the animals live so close to subdivisions, while the reason for the timing could be that "coyotes give birth to pups this time of year and may need more food for themselves and their babies. Toddlers fall into the size of prey that coyotes would normally attack." [AP]