Coyote on my street in Richmond Hill
by Jo-Anne Tyborski
(Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada)
I was walking my dog last night at approximately 7:00 p.m. and a coyote came within 5 feet of us on our street, which is just behind Hillcrest Mall.
I have a small dog and pulled him close to me, and the Coyote looked at him, then me, then him again, and then trotted off up the street.
I worry about cats and other small dogs the area now and all the little trick-or-treaters that will be out tonight.
I'm even afraid to let my dog out the backyard now.
I will have to start taking something with me that will protect us now when I take my dog for a walk. That was too close to home unfortunately.
The coyote was approx. 70 lbs and very tall. It looked quite healthy and was very beautiful, but I know they can be dangerous.