A toddler was hospitalized after being viciously attacked by a coyote at the beach ... and it was all caught on camera.
The INSANE incident went down Thursday around 9:45 PM at Huntington Beach in the O.C. ... when a mom took her two kids to take a dip.
A surf cam was rolling and captured the moment the coyote lunged at the little girl.
Fair warning, it's pretty disturbing ... the coyote jumps up and attacks the little girl's face and has her on the ground for at least 15 seconds before she's able to scramble and adults finally notice.
The little girl was rushed to a hospital by ambulance, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
#BREAKING Coyote found dead on Huntington dog beach this morning not believed to be same coyote involved in last night’s child attack. Police say 2 coyotes were shot — coyote believed to be involved in child attack was not captured. @ABC7pic.twitter.com/ujWcYCLui1