Coyote in Oakville
by Chris Palmer
My wife, dog and I went out on our front porch and from the moment we went out our dog (Stratus) started sniffing very "aggressively". Odd enough behavior that my wife commented immediately.
Then he took a very keen interest in something that was little way off. At this point I grabbed his collar, feeling that a dog must be about to walk by.
Then my wife spotted a "dog" crossing Westoak Trails Blvd. She then quickly said "IS that a dog?". We then realized that this "dog" was in fact a Coyote. We were quite surprised to see a Coyote crossing a busy street just before sunset.
He walked calmly into the ravine area, across from our house.
To confirm this suspicion we googled it a found this page.
We live between Third Line and Bronte on Westoak Trails. This is a very busy residential area in Northwest Oakville. There is a very small ravine - fairly naturalized.
This confirms my suspicion of a few months ago as well. At about 2am I went out for smoke and invited Stratus. He refused to go out and in fact ran back inside and hid. I then heard what I thought was an animal being attacked. Along with a lot of howling. I now know this was coyotes as well.