Coyote in Woodbridge

by Diana
(Woodbridge, ON)


My first experience seeing a Coyote was today, Monday January 30th 2012, at around 1pm, and it was a fairly good experience.


I was on my desk next to the window that faces the backyard, when I saw something moving through the trees of the forest behind our property.

At first I thought it was a dog, but after I kept watching it I realized it was not. Even though the Coyote was somewhat close to the backyards of the houses around the area, it seemed very calm and was just walking around the forest.

I managed to take a very blurry picture, because by the time I got my camera out it had walked farther away, so it is not very good.

Even though I now know I have to take extra precautions for the safety of my pets, I feel very special to live in such proximity to these wonderful animals and be able to co-inhabit with them.

Wow, thank you for your picture and this report of your Coyote sighting, I know our readers will enjoy this!

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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

I just came back from a walk July 26th 10 pm at Pine Valley and Embassy, saw a Coyote cross the street over towards Villa Park wooded area. The Coyote spotted us, kept looking at us as we quickly walked away.

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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

I was out walking my dog June 19th, 2016 at 10 pm near Villa Park Drive just north of Highway 7 when I saw a Coyote. He spotted us and ran off. My neighbour spotted one last week while jogging near the Old Flour Mill off Islington and another sighting a few weeks ago while jogging on Wigwoss. Could be the same one...

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Coyote at City View and Teston Road
by: Anonymous

Around 5 pm a large Coyote approx 50-60 lb (my dog is 40 lb and it appeared twice his size but much more fur). Right at the top of the path we were about to take on the trail at that intersection. FYI, is there any place to report these sightings formally?

You could call your local Ministry of Natural Resources but the authorities know that Coyotes are around, and most of the time they cause no problems, but if you see one that is threatening or one that attacks, then you should certainly let the MNR know.

If the Coyote you saw was in a rural area, then they just live in the area and probably don't cause a problem.

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Coyote Sighting
by: Marie

I was on my daily walk along Hwy #7 this morning, Sat., May 23, 2015, when I saw a beautiful animal resembling a large dog. It was down in the ravine just east of Helen Street. I stood mesmerized by this beautiful animal who seemed to sense my presence; he stopped, looked back at me, then continued on his way.
God's gift to humanity is nature in all its majesty.

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Update
by: Anonymous

I have, since my original post, seen coyotes around the area (Weston and Major Mackenzie, near the Conservation Area) a total of three times. Last time was a year ago, a lone coyote by the fence of the backyard, really close to us.

I have read they can attack small animals, so if your backyard is not fenced I suggest not leaving pets unattended. And if it is fenced, also keep an eye on them from time to time.

In general, I don't think they are very threatening if you are not threatening to them. If they are in a pack however, that might be a different story. I always see them alone though. Precautions are obviously encouraged, but let's not forget we all need to learn to live with each other and respect their habitat as well.

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Coyote in my backyard
by: Anonymous

I just saw a coyote walking on my open backyard. I face the conservation area and the Board of Trade golf course, Kipling Ave and Meeting House in Woodbridge. I am concerned with my dog being outside, she is medium size 35 lb. I am not sure what kind of animals they are able to attack.

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Two Coyotes Together at Teston Road and Cityview Blvd (Near Teston/400)
by: Anonymous

On Sat, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:00am, I saw two Coyotes running around together on the road. I guess since there was no traffic or people, they felt safe to come out this far. The exact location was Teston Road and Cityview Blvd. I guess it makes sense, there is a forested area right there, but the Coyotes were on the other side of the street just meters from a plaza and houses.

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Pair spotted
by: Anonymous

Pair of Coyotes spotted December 4 around 5:00 am walking across the street on Blue Willow. Found them again at the school yard.

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Coyote spoted in King City
by: Anonymous

Today, July 27 2014, I was picking up my daughter from my friend's house in King City around 11:15 pm, and we saw a Coyote crossing the street very close to us. The Coyote was big, walked along the street and didn't seem to be afraid of us.

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Three more to report
by: Coz

I saw a group of three Coyotes while out with my dog just yesterday, to the north west corner of Weston and Major Mac, by the reservoir off of Chatfield Drive. Is there anything that we can do to remove them from the area?

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Dufferin and Langstaff
by: Anonymous

I keep seeing the same limping Coyote daily.. who do I call to come pick it up?

Not sure, it is a wild animal and unless it is being a nuisance, there is no reason to pick it up.

Is it in danger? Is it behaving strangely? If you think it is rabid you could call the Ministry of Natural Resources in your area, they should be in the phone book, in the blue pages, or do an on-line search for MNR

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Another Coyote spotted in new Subdivision area in Woodbridge
by: Anonymous

Last night me and my wife just went out to walk our dog around the block, in new subdivision where we live (north we of Major MacKenzie Drive and Weston Road)and spotted what looked like a coyote, on one of the streets (about 100 meters away from us).

We decided to turn around and go home as we got a little scared, was not sure how it would behave if we approached a little closer, but since we were with our pet (small Shitzu) we did not want to take a chance.

We have lived in Woodbridge, Ontario, for more then 10 years but it seems, recently there is more and more coyotes in the area.

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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

Hi Diana

Where in Woodbridge did you see the coyote?

I'm a dog walker and I'm often walking the in the woods in north Woodbridge.

I just want to be cautious.

What an amazing sight for you to see!

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