Coyote Bite Incidents Close Montebello Park

A SoCal park was shut down Monday after several people were bitten by coyotes, city officials confirmed.

While Montebello officials didn’t have specifics into the attacks, they confirmed that Grant Rea Park at 600 N. Rea Drive was closed until the California Department of Fish and Wildlife could deem it safe once more.

Of the people attacked by coyotes, none were children, according to the Montebello Parks and Rec Division.

Residents typically use the park for youth football practices and were told that practices would not be allowed until wildlife officials could investigate.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife was not immediately available for comment.

A desk worker at the park heard someone’s cat had been attacked, but city officials weren’t able to verify that account.

The park’s normal hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and it wasn’t clear if the park would reopen Tuesday.

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