Collingwood Coyotes July 30th, 2011

We saw 3 Coyotes just this morning! We have a small farm outside of Collingwood, Ontario with a 1/2 mile track at the back of the property.


We have a small population of Coyotes living in the centre of the track. Our Coyotes are not shy and in fact we see them almost daily when we walk the track with our dog (on a leash with bells on her collar and a flashing LED light).

We have had two occasions where a Coyote came right up to us and tried to lure our dog, an Australian Shepherd, away and once a Coyote managed to grab her by the throat before we were able to scare him off.

Not only are the Coyotes not shy, but they follow us around the track and often come within a couple of feet of us.

Most are within the 35 -40 lb. range, but there is one very handsome fellow who is much larger and almost looks like he is half Wolf.

We are trying to find a way to live in harmony with our new land mates, but in our experience they can be quite aggressive so we do have concerns for our dog, cat and horses.

Any suggestions?

Maybe one of our readers might have suggestions for you, meanwhile just continue to exercise caution when you are outdoors with your animals.

By the way, you may be right - there have been reports of Wolf-Coyote hybrids in Ontario - Coyotes with a sprinkling of Red Wolf genes!

You may find this article interesting Scientific American




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Mar 31, 2016
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Wolf in Eugenia
by: Anonymous

I saw him from about 10 feet away when I came outside the door .... definitely a Wolf and NOT a Coyote or Coy-wolf. I have pictures of his footprints ... about 5 inches long, and I took pictures of his stride, 7 feet from one footprint to another (of the same foot).

Mar 30, 2015
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Something killing Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Last summer (2014) I came across a shredded Coyote in the trail system near 11th line. There were also several bird carcasses (maybe wild turkey?) in the area. More recently, an acquaintance told me his daughter came across three (THREE?!) Coyotes that had been very recently torn to pieces along the Georgian Trail near Cranberry Golf course. There is something out there (Cougars? Wolves?) that is hunting Coyotes. Apparently there have been Cougar sightings close to Barrie as well.

Jan 24, 2014
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Xc skiing
by: Tim

I live in Creekside and often hear Coyotes, this winter I have decided to ski to work when possible. So I have skiied about 15 times this season, at 8 am and 6 pm. It is dark at 6 pm and this evening I heard one Coyote about 30 ft away call to another which answered from a distance, after 30 seconds joined the first and sounded like they were having some sort of conversation! So I loosened my pole straps and continued carefully on my way. There was some noise of following but I didn't see them. This was on Blackash Creek behind Georgian Meadows.

Aug 17, 2012
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Pair of Coyotes.
by: Tracy O

We moved to Georgian Meadows recently and have a small pocket Beagle. While walking along the trail this evening between the subdivision and Rona our dog got away from us. I left with the kids and my husband went off to find him. He found him terrified and scared off the two Coyotes who were with him. The coyotes followed him out onto the main trail. Upon running into a gentleman from the subdivision he was told that several people have lost their dogs and that the pair of Coyotes have been living there for almost 6 years! Will be finding somewhere else to walk the dog!

Nov 07, 2011
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Coyotes where?
by: Anonymous

Coyotes from my understanding eat rodents and rabbits, I have not heard of any coyotes eating small children.Thank God.

I have lived in Collingwood for 20 years and an avid hiker have yet to see one.

Sep 09, 2011
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Wolf on dog attack today
by: Anonymous

A friend of ours just shot a 120lb Grey Wolf in Collingwood, Ontario, today when it went after his dog.

This thing is massive and he was chasing his Labrador around his backyard.

Unbelievable.

Lucky that there were no small children around.

They reported it to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)

Aug 11, 2011
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Just lost my Chi Poo Dog to wolf!!
by: Anonymous

Hi there,

I am painfully upset about this as, I just lost my dog to a Wolf last night. I live on Poplar Side Road. They killed my little dog instantly and took it into the bush.

Aug 07, 2011
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Wolf
by: Anonymous

I found this very interesting as I'm sure I saw a Wolf a few days ago near the Collingwood Airport.

It was just before 6am and I was biking with a friend when we saw it.

It was much bigger than the standard Coyote but it wasn't close enough to say for sure it was a Wolf.

I got a cell phone video which shows the size but too far away for details.

We are in Pretty River, I would love to come by and see your coyotes sometime. Email me if you wish.

Drmarshall@bellnet.ca

Aug 06, 2011
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YIKES!!
by: Anonymous

Sounds extremely risky to me. I would walk my dog somewhere else and/or somehow get rid of the coyotes - for sure.

Jul 31, 2011
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Be careful!
by: anon

They are in competition for food. Small pets, farm animals and small children are at risk.

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