The child's injuries were not life-threatening, but officials warn that people and their trash can lead to risky incidents.
"Cat 1, coyote 0," police in British Columbia wrote alongside the video.
Animal experts have found that the two species frequently hunt together.
One dog owner was unnerved by the boldness of the coyote.
Carlo the coyote pup is now in the care of a wildlife rehabilitator.
"It was pretty resilient," says Arcangelo Liberatore.
I'm often confused by animal cruelty, mistreatment, and assaults on endangered species. But, at the moment, I'm just confused -- mystified, really -- at certain concepts involved in animal exploitation.