Westchester County health officials confirmed that the "mangy" coyote who attacked a teenager and toddler in Rye Brook had rabies. After the attacks, a trapper following the coyote saw her eat her own pup's head and then a police officer killed the animal after it lunged at him. The grandfather of the 2-year-old girl who suffered scratches (and her father, who protected her, were treated for rabies) told the Journal News, "It's scary to know that this sick animal was roaming around the village. It's a good thing to know the animal was ultimately caught. Hopefully there aren't too many other rabid animals around, but you never know."