Coyotes in Aldershot
by Beth Hunter
(Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
In my neighbourhood, we have had two cats and three dogs killed by Coyotes in the past 2 months.
They have been seen on the school grounds while the children were in school. One boy took a picture on his phone.
I have seen them late at night while driving home.
You know it isn't a dog because they have a great deal of stamina and have a different gait when they run.
An article appeared at the groomers where my basset gets her nails done, told of a dog walker exercising a 2 year old lab and the Coyote was nipping the hind leg of the dog.
Fortunately city workers turned a bobcat around and drove it at the Coyote, which looked at them as if to say mind your business but the Coyote turned and walked away.
My nephew-in-law runs and carries Pepper Spray because they are so prolific in his east Burlington neighbourhood.
Many of us have complained to City Hall that something needs to be done to keep everyone, including the Coyote safe.
I am hoping to have an informative and educational community meeting in the fall for the Aldershot community because people are frightened and want to know the best way to deal with the Coyotes. (I should mention that everyone walks in Aldershot, not just those with dogs.)
I am in touch with Coyote Watch, the Ministry of Natural Resources and others.
Can you shed some light on this current topic?
I would very much appreciate any help you can give to us.
Regards, Beth Thanks for your update about what is going on in Aldershot, perhaps other readers will have more info.