From the Daily Camera:

_“Mom … this thing … it bit us!” [the boys] yelled. “Mom … I hit it … with my snowboard. Mom … we think it was a fox!”

That’s the way the boys’ mom, Stacey Sandlin, remembers it anyway, and she was sure it was a joke. . . .

But then Tony, her 9-year-old, who was bundled up in a bright-red jacket, showed her his arm, the place where the animal — which turned out to be a coyote — had bitten and torn into his skin._