Coyote in London, Ontario
On January 28, 2012 between 3:30 and 4:30 pm, I was hiking through the Westminster Ponds trails with my Transylvanian hound, Scout.
There were a few signs warning against hiking near dusk due to a coyote in the area.
The hike was calm until Scout spotted four deer on Western Counties Road, just east of the Reforest London office. After the deer scampered off, Scout froze.
Atop a small rise, was a wild-looking Canid.
Although both my dog and the wild guy were a good distance, and Scout was on a leash, they were fixated on each other and began to play and approach-and-bounce-backwards game.
It was only when a vehicle passed us on Western Counties Road that the Coyote darted away.Thank you for telling us about the close encounter that you and Scout had with the Coyote.
Being playful is a typical Coyote behaviour, when they are trying to lure an animal, such as a dog, to run with them, but sadly, it often doesn't end well, as "play" is not the intended result!
In Native Mythology, the Coyote is known as "The Trickster" because of his cunning ways!