(Photo courtesy of WGN News)

Cook County authorities revealed Thursday that they are unsure if coyotes are to blame for an attack on a South Austin boy near Columbus Park on Madison and Mayfield.

Emeil Hawkins, 3, suffered bite wounds to his face in late October. The boy’s mother and her boyfriend thought that the animal was a German Shepard. Hawkins attempted to feed the animal, but was attacked.

Judy Wang reports on WGN News

CBS Chicago reports that since the incident four coyotes in the area have been captured by Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, tested for rabies—the coyotes tested negative—and were later euthanized.

Hawkins has been treated and is recovering from his wounds.