For the last thirteen years, Kerner Syndrome children, known colloquially as humantaurs (as in the image below, having a fully functional second abdomen and second pair of legs, plus a horse-like tail complete with hair similar to scalp hair) have been born at a rate of 1 in 100,000 births. It is not yet known what causes them to be born, but they are born healthy as often as normal children despite their radically altered anatomy, and as Kerner children have matured, it has been found that they have significant advantages in athletic endeavors that involve running. Their mental capacity has not been found to be statistically different to that of children with normal anatomy.
However, the rarity and unusual appearance of Kerner Syndrome persons has led to some being discriminated against and verbally and/or physically abused, they have difficulty in obtaining clothing, and they have difficulty using furniture and vehicles designed for normal humans.
The situation in the Marble Mountain Wilderness is that for the last few years, there have been unconfirmed reports by a few hikers and riders that a humantaur girl has been seen in the area, and was thought to be a runaway, abandoned or feral child. Two blurry long-range photographs taken on separate occasions have been presented, but NPS Rangers could not rule out the possibility that the child was in the company of one or more adults who had simply not been seen by those making the reports.
However, confirmation of the Kerner girl living in the wilderness area has been obtained when the 12 year old Kerner son of a serving US Army Ranger met and befriended the Kerner girl, and through conversation with her learned that she has survival skills that would have taken years of dedicated study to acquire, that she is 11 years old, that it is likely that she has been living in the area for at least four years, and that she does not typically wear either clothing or footwear during spring or summer beyond a pair of belts upon which she carries her tools. Further discreet investigation by the US Army Ranger revealed that after one of the girl's meetings with his son, the girl made no attempt to leave the area and return to civilization as his son did after the meeting, no other people were present anywhere nearby, and that no parents matching the family name and description of their occupations that she gave to his son (mother: 'mayor or something', father: doctor) can be found.
The US Army Ranger and the NPS Rangers to whom he reported this situation believe that the humantaur girl is most likely an unreported runaway, abandoned or feral child, and that the appropriate course of action would be to report the presence of the child to California's Child Protective Services (CPS).
The question I would like answered is: What would California CPS do about an 11 year old girl living alone in a wilderness area, and if they attempted to apprehend her, how might they go about it?
Any actions taken to apprehend the girl would be complicated by the size of the wilderness area (978.3 km²), her familiarity and demonstrated ability to live indefinitely within it, her known skills as an expert bowyer, fletcher, obsidian knapper and archer and her claim to have shot and killed at least four black-tailed deer, her potential speed and endurance, and the fact that she is an expert trail-breaker, having demonstrated her ability to lose an Army Ranger who is an instructor in tracking skills and who grew up locally and is familiar with the area from his own childhood.
I'm asking about the policies and procedures of the California CPS and the resources available to that organization should their internal resources lack the necessary equipment and/or training. What would the organization's policy dictate be done about this situation, and where relevant, how might CPS officers in general have leeway to proceed without breaching policy? What sort of physical, human and financial resources could the organization call upon to achieve their mandated goals?
I'll decide myself, based upon the organization's resources, policy and the leeway given to CPS officers in executing policy what will actually occur.