Coyote in Richmond Hill

by Lori
(Richmond Hill. Ontario)

Lori, one of our readers, sent us this report of her Coyote sighting - I spotted a coyote walking through my back yard to get to a wooded area. Not a problem, but both my cats were outside with me and worried it would come after them.


I chased it away, and Im not happy that I have to worry about wild animals that could kill or hurt my pets.

I also don't feel they should have to be stuck inside because of them.

Lori, Richmond Hill

Thanks for the info, Lori, I hope your neighbours in Richmond Hill are keeping an eye on their pets, and making sure that they don't let them out unaccompanied when there are Coyotes known to be around!

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Nov 10, 2017
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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Coyote around 7:30 am on Wednesday, November 8th at Walter Sinclair and Napanee St. I was walking on the opposite side of the road with my dog and the Coyote didn’t seem phased and kept walking along. I bolted down the street (which I shouldn’t have done), but it was my natural instinct.

Nov 08, 2017
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Coyote at Yonge/Bantry area
by: Anonymous

Have been seeing a smaller sized Coyote at 8 pm last night and a lot recently. Its on the MacGrecgor / King William area near the train tracks, be careful walking dogs in the evening.

Nov 07, 2017
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Lone Coyote Howling
by: Anonymous

Heard one howling in the woods northeast of Bethesda and Bayview around 5:30 today.

Oct 04, 2017
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote yesterday around 7:30 pm (dusk) crossing Tower Hill Road near the entrance to the trail adjacent to Autumn Grove park. It was light brown in colour and was walking in a very straight line. It was not fazed by oncoming traffic on the road.

Sep 20, 2017
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Coyote/wolf? Bloomington & Yonge
by: Anonymous

10pm Sept 20 I spotted a very large coyote/wolf sitting in the middle of Cynthia Crescent and it only walked away slowly as I approached. I've heard many of them howling and yipping in the wooded area behind the houses on Grovepark Street. Many neighbourhood pets have been attacked or gone missing in the last few years.

Aug 13, 2017
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Spotted
by: Anonymous

Just saw a Coyote around Bayview and 16th while walking the dog.

Jul 03, 2017
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Coyote spotting
by: Anonymous

We just saw a Coyote go by our back yard July 3 on the Richvale Greenway. Good thing we keep our cat inside!

Feb 27, 2017
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Heard one out back
by: Anonymous

Heard one last night in the field on the North-West corner of Yonge and Silver Maple.

Feb 01, 2017
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New Neighbours
by: Anonymous

Our new house on Paradelle Court faces what is left of the Moraine. Directly across from our house is the highest point. The wild space below is a large bowl shaped depression. Our local coywolf regularly comes to this spot and yips and howls. It's his theatre and usually gets a response from other coywolves in the area. We also regularly see deer and Red Tail's. This is in the Yonge and Bloomington area.

Dec 08, 2016
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Saw a Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote about 5 am at Westbury Court today.

Nov 25, 2016
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Coyote Oak Ridges
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Coyote crossing Puccini Drive and walking onto Aida Place. It walked slowly and sat down on the front yards staying for at least 30 minutes. It looked injured or sick. I called OSPCA and left a message. It did not look aggressive but I warned a woman walking her small dog to be cautious.

Nov 25, 2016
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I saw one!
by: Anonymous

Saw a Coyote in my backyard at 9 am. Should I report it to authorities, and if so, which ones?

If you feel that the Coyote might be a danger, then call the Ministry of Natural Resources, but it is likely they already know that there are Coyotes in your area. If the animal was behaving in a threatening way, or if you thought it was sick, then the best thing might be to report it.

Nov 02, 2016
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Saw a Coyote on Edgar Ave
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote at around 1 am on Edgar Ave last night. Seemed pretty big and was about 8 homes down from me but kept walking towards me. Didn't seem afraid at all. My dog and I made it home safe. Be careful out there!

Nov 02, 2016
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Coyote in Richmond Hill
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote yesterday at 3 o'clock in afternoon. This morning I didn't feel safe for my walk. Does it hurt you?

They don't usually hurt people, they run away. They eat small animals like squirrels, and they will eat cats and small dogs.

Oct 31, 2016
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Coyote spotted at Bantry Ave
by: Anonymous

I heard several loud and long howls from around in different directions. And when I looked down on Bantry road (between Yonge and Bayview), I saw what I think is a Coyote crossing the street.

Oct 19, 2016
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I believe I saw a Coyote on the train tracks on Weldrick Rd East today. It was medium sized and very dirty and it looked like it may have been eating something.

Sep 26, 2016
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Saturday September 24th 2016
by: Anonymous

Coyote spotted on Sussex/Wenlock at about 8pm

Sep 14, 2016
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

September 12 2016. Heard a pack of Coyotes howling around 3 am in the ravine off near Ellsworth Ave & Regent St., Richmond Hill.

Aug 30, 2016
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

My sister saw a Coyote carrying a rabbit in it's mouth last night on Cartier Crescent in Richmond Hill.

Aug 10, 2016
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Canterbury Court
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote on Canterbury Court on August 8! Please keep an eye out on your pets - do not leave them outside.

Jul 22, 2016
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Coyote with tracking device around neck
by: Anonymous

A buddy and I were hanging out at a park near Mosque Gate and Ahmadiyya Ave with his 2 dogs and a Coyote approached us at about 12:30 am. We backed away and went home.

Jul 06, 2016
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A Coyote attacked my dog
by: Anonymous

A Coyote attacked my dog July 2 on Laurier Avenue and Verdi right in front of my house. My dog's okay a few stitches and bruises. This was a real big Coyote compared to what I've seen. I've spotted three so far in our neighborhood. Please be careful. They roam during the day as well around 4 pm.

May 24, 2016
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Coyote in Richmond Hill May 24, 2016
by: Anonymous

Saw a Coyote running on Elderwood in Richmond Hill at 7:25 pm. Also saw one running along the train track at the Newkirk Go-Train station at 6:35 am.

May 14, 2016
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Baby Coyote
by: Anonymous

Just passed a baby Coyote at Spadina and Boak trail. It looked very hungry and like a baby, it was all bones and you can see all its ribs. It didn't look aggressive or dangerous, but definitely hungry. I feel horrible, the thing was just a baby. This was at Bayview Hill 16th Spadina

Mar 07, 2016
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King & North Lake Road
by: Anonymous

Saw a Coyote in our backyard approx. 6:15pm tonight. It just roamed past our backyard then disappeared into the ravine.

Feb 29, 2016
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Coyote
by: DOMENIC BARDARI

February 27, 2016. Spotted a Coyote at 16th Ave and Spadina - very large coyote!

Feb 29, 2016
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Coyote Sighting
by: Anonymous

Saw an animal that highly resembled a coyote February 28th, 2016 around the Bayview / 16th area at 11:30 pm. It just slowly ran away from me with no signs of confrontation. Is this because it has been displaced from its original home in David Dunlap?

Feb 22, 2016
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Coyote in Bayview Hill
by: Anonymous

February 22, 2016 - I spotted a adult size Coyote in Bayview / 16th Bayview Hill neighborhood this morning. I took a few pictures of it as it was roaming on the lawn and it quickly ran into my neighbor's backyard after seeing my car stopped nearby. Should I worry about this?

Sep 15, 2015
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Coyote sighting at King & Hughes
by: Keepingourkittiessafe

Coyote sighting on Hughes street off of King around 1 am September 15th, 2015.

Mar 30, 2015
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Coyote possibly sighted Oak Ridges
by: Anonymous

This morning I saw what looked like a coyote in the ravine area southeast of Bloomington and Yonge, from my backdoor. It was roaming around and I think it possibly found something to eat because it was trying to dig in the ground frantically. Afterwards it was moving in such a way that would suggest it was eating something. I doubt if the animal was with someone walking around, since I didn't see anyone. I doubt any domesticated animal would dig for something to eat. Dig as in perhaps a critter's home in the ground.

Feb 03, 2015
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One Coyote?
by: Anonymous

There is a pack of coyotes howling behind my home near Lacewood and Nottingham. They're in a green area, but it's not all that large. I hear them 3 or 4 times a year... But have yet to see them. There is no mistaking the howls and barking of 5+ dogs. I'm sure many of them will make their way out in search of new mates eventually.

Feb 03, 2015
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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

I was walking my dog around 4 pm in the wooded trails area bounded by Kersey Cr., Harding Blvd West, and Major Mackenzie when my dog spotted what I first thought was an German Shepherd that was off leash, walking along the banks of the river. I quickly realized it was no dog but a Wolf. It was moving very slowly and appeared old. It was quite the sight.

Dec 30, 2014
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I live on Arnold Crescent in Richmond Hill and I saw a Coyote-like animal on my long driveway with some sort of medium sized black animal in its mouth. Couldn't tell what it was it ran back into a wooded area.

Dec 11, 2014
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Limping Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw this same limping coyote on December 5th around 5:30 pm. My wife saw the Coyote again today late in the afternoon. Both times it was right near our house at Weldrick and Church. It doesn't seem to care if cars and people are around.

Oct 24, 2014
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Red Maple and High Tech
by: Anonymous

There was a limping Coyote at Red Maple Road and High Tech Road , Richmond Hill, at 2:00 pm. It was just outside the Winners and Staples (in the parking lot).

Oct 10, 2014
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a big Coyote at Coburg Crescent at 2 am. Its Yonge and Bantry area.

Sep 14, 2014
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Sept 14, 2014 Coyote in Bayview
by: Anonymous

I saw a big Coyote in Bayview north of Bantry in Green Ash Crescent. Its color was gray bluish and it was running toward west.

Aug 15, 2014
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Coyote Sighting Richmond Hill
by: Anonymous

Coyote chased my dog 2 days ago at 6:30am on Oak Ridges Trail near the Bathurst Glen Golf Course. The coyote was very large, possibly German Shepherd size. My dog is 50 pounds and this animal was twice as big. I yelled at him and he ran away but continued barking and howling so we got out of there before more came. They bark exactly like dogs. Other people have reported seeing coyotes there too, even packs, although after a year of walking this was my fist sighting.

Aug 09, 2014
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Yonge and Edgar Ave
by: Anonymous

Coyote walking down middle of Edgar while we were walking our dog. It was up about 15 houses from us and when it heard us it started running towards us. We made it back to our home safe but we won't be walking without a metal pole or something heavy next time. It was 3 am. They are getting quite bad around here!!! Keep your kids within sight and animals inside or short leashes.

Jun 18, 2014
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June 15
by: Anonymous

Jun 15 around 7-8pm, a limping Coyote has been seen at Silver Linden & Melville towards the river.

Jun 15, 2014
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Coyote in Richmond Hill
by: Anonymous

Coyote sighting on Bantry Ave and Fundy St. Beware when walking your pets.

Jun 13, 2014
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Coyote in school yard at Bantry / Red Maple
by: Anonymous

There was a Coyote in the school yard beside the Langstaff Community Centre. The school cancelled outdoor recess because of it. It was healthy. Not limping.

Jun 13, 2014
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Coyote (Leslie / Highway 7)
by: Anonymous

Coyote sighting at West Beaver Creek Road (just north of HW7/West of Leslie). Limping a bit, but still fast.

Jun 07, 2014
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

Coyote sighting at Red Maple Road and Revelstoke Crescent, Richmond Hill. Just a heads up for pet owners.

Jun 05, 2014
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Near Richvale Public Library
by: Anon E mous

5th. June 2014. A crippled Coyote limped across a driveway across from Richvale Public Library. Lay down for a rest. Then got up and headed further down Scott Ave towards Yonge St. Right rear leg was hurt. Tried taking a photo but he wouldn't smile. Must be quite sore.

Feb 16, 2014
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Coyote Eglin Mills and Bathurst
by: Anonymous

There is a Coyote in the Bathurst and Elgin Mills area. Be careful of your small animals. There are cats missing.

Feb 16, 2014
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Richmond Hill and Elgin Mills
by: Anonymous

We have cats missing in our neighborhood. There is a Coyote south of Eglin Mills and Bathurst south east corner. Be careful of your small animals.

Nov 12, 2013
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Coyote Russell Tilt Park
by: Deborah

Was surprised to see a coyote at Yonge and Regatta this morning while walking my dog. He started to approach us but as I turned back, he stopped and started in another direction. He did seem uncertain and a little wary. I was very wary!! Russell Tilt park is a very open park and it was at 8:15 in the morning, when local children are heading to the nearby public school. We are going to see these guys around more because we have removed much of their habitat with new developments . I think that when spotted, the local people and schools should be notified so that they can take precautions. I will walk with a walking stick from now on, just in case, and my dog will always be leashed with me when outside. She is small and blind, much too easy a target!

Apr 09, 2013
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Wolf / Coyote in Maple Ontario
by: Hunter

I saw a Wolf at Rudford Road and Melville before the Shell gas station in Jan 2013. Saw Coyote next to Wonderland this am 4/9/13 at 04:30 off Major Mackenzie Drive. I am a hunter and I know what I see and this cannot be good.

Feb 12, 2013
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Coyotes
by: Anonymous

As a matter of reference I walk a 80 lb. dog at least twice a day, I have seen these on a couple of occasions; walking down the middle of the road at noon and walking out of the bush near mid day and these 2 walked up the tracks towards the north. We are missing numerous cats and small dogs since October 2012 Most dog owners do not realize how dangerous these critters are. Be aware when walking your pet, in front and behind anonymous.

Sep 12, 2012
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Keep an eye out for your pets
by: Anonymous

There are many Coyotes living in or near the Dunlap Observatory. They are very quick and agile. There was one stalking my cat so slapping my hands and yelling seemed to distract it. Then it moved into the observatory walking up the driveway it snarled at me.

Oct 03, 2011
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Coyote in my backyard
by: Bharangi

Its Oct 3 2011, and I was just going to let my little mini dog out into my backyard when I saw on my porch a very large coyote. I am not going to feel comfortable letting her out again. I have lived here 20 years in a residential area and my backyard is fenced in. I do have a 40 foot pond and water feature so this could be of interest to the coyote. I called my elderly neighbor next-door and she said she found a squirrel's tail in her backyard yesterday. She has many cats so this could be a concern to her. I live at Yonge and MajorMak.

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