Dramatic moment father saves his two-year-old daughter after she was ambushed ... trends now

Dramatic moment father saves his two-year-old daughter after she was ambushed ... trends now
Dramatic moment father saves his two-year-old daughter after she was ambushed ... trends now

Dramatic moment father saves his two-year-old daughter after she was ambushed ... trends now

Heart-pounding footage shows the moment a quick-thinking Israeli man jumped into action to save his two-year-old daughter before she was dragged away by a coyote outside their Los Angeles home.

The clip was captured Friday by cameras stationed outside the Eliyahuo family residence in Woodland Hills, and shows the toddler being pulled across the family's front lawn by the animal before it was scared away.

It begins with the child's father - and eventual savior - Ariel Eliyahuo, parking his car in front of the house before taking his little daughter out. 

The girl then begins to wander a few feet from her dad, on a path in front of the home, while Ariel continues to unload the car. The dutiful dad told reporters that he had just picked his daughter up her preschool and had been retrieving her toys.

In the few seconds Ariel is focused on taking the tot's toys, the opportunistic animal makes his move - quickly running into frame toward his unsuspecting daughter.

The coyote can then be seen jumping toward the child, knocking her to the pavement before latching on to her with its teeth. The animal bites the toddler several times before dragging her across the sidewalk.

At this point, as the girl screamed and wailed in pain, Ariel sees the alarming scene, and quickly runs to her rescue. After freeing his daughter from the animal's grasp - and hurling a bottle of water at it - the coyote quickly backs off, and eventually flees.

The girl was then rushed the emergency room after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, said the family - including a deep gash to her leg.

The clip was captured Friday by cameras stationed outside the Eliyahuo family residence in Woodland Hills

The clip was captured Friday by cameras stationed outside the Eliyahuo family residence in Woodland Hills

It shows the toddler being pulled across the family's front lawn by the animal before it was scared away by her father

It shows the toddler being pulled across the family's front lawn by the animal before it was scared away by her father

'She has a lot of scratches on her left leg and one of them is really deep,' the girl's mother, Shira Eliyahuo told local outlet KTLA shortly after the attack.

'The coyote just kind of dragged her,' the mom added, revealing that the toddler also suffered bruising on her face after falling to the concrete. 

'I saw her pants covered in blood. So I took them off and exposed all the scratches on her legs.' 

read more from dailymail.....

NEXT McDonald's Australia faces huge problem trends now