Coyotes in Mississauga

by A Mississauga Birder
(Streetsville, Ontario, Canada)

I see Coyotes several times a week in many areas of Mississauga, particularly in a re-naturalized area south of Streetsville, Ontario.


When I don’t see them, I see plenty of evidence that they have been in the area very recently.

One is particularly large and I am sure some may mistake it for a Wolf. The coyote population is growing fast and is driving out and/or feeding on many animals native to this area.

I rarely see Groundhogs anymore and I haven’t seen a Fox
in Mississauga in over 10 years. Prior to that, it was rare to not see a Fox or family of Foxes a couple of times a week.

Although I don’t believe Coyotes should be eradicated, I do believe they are an invasive species in Ontario and probably should be somewhat controlled.

This isn’t a “they were here first” situation.

I have been flanked by the big Coyote on two occasions while walking down a trail. He would change direction whenever I did. Other than that I haven’t had any close run-ins with the Coyotes.

Thank you so much for your report - you're right, Coyotes started moving into Ontario from Manitoba about 100 years ago, and are now widespread throughout this area.

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Dec 06, 2017
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Mavis and Eglinton
by: Anonymous

I’ve seen this one before but finally I was able to follow him (by car). At one point he even stopped and just watched me. Grey in colour this was December 4th 2017.

Dec 05, 2017
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Coyote spotted on Hiawatha Pky Port Credit
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Coyote on Hiawatha and Cumberland in a Port Credit, this was December 5, 2017 around 5:00 pm.

Dec 03, 2017
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Huge Coywolf - Forest Hill Drive
by: Anonymous

My husband was travelling back early on Saturday morning and saw a HUGE coy wolf sitting on the side of the road at Forest Hill Drive, just off Eglington Avenue West. He said it was the size of a large German Shepherd. I have also been hearing packs of coyotes howling at night, not far from The Chase.

Nov 08, 2017
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Coyote spotted in Lorne Park area
by: Anonymous

Large Coyote spotted roaming in Lorne Park Townhome Complex off of Queen St W. / Ibar Way area last evening. While walking our dog around 7:00 pm a Coyote was spotted coming down the middle of the road. Once we made loud yelling and flashed our flashlight on him, he retreated slightly but then reappeared from behind a bush and roamed out of the complex to Queen St. It did not appear to be totally bothered by humans and looked comfortable with his route out of the complex.

I wonder whether this Coyote and the one in the comment below, are the same individual, as they were seen in the same area at around the same time.

Nov 08, 2017
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Coyote in our Townhome Complex
by: Carla French

Last night, on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 pm, my husband and I were walking our small dog around the Lorne Park Townhome Complex, and we came in contact with a large coyote wandering around the streets. He was very cautious and when my husband yelled and stomped his feet, he quietly backed away and went out of sight. A few minutes later, he appeared again and made a run for the walking path that leads out to Queen Street.

Nov 04, 2017
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Coyotes in Mississauga
by: Anonymous

Over the past few nights/early hours I have been awoken by coyotes howling as they make their way along the Cooksville Creek, just north of the Ilona shopping plaza.

Oct 20, 2017
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The Coyote was big like a German Shepherd
by: Anonymous

One big and beautiful Coyote just walked with me in the townhouse complex on Shawnmarr Road, then started to run across the street into the other complex, apparently hunting for cats. Very fast
and powerful animal. It was this morning at 10:30. I was walking my little dog and I didn't even have a time to pick my dog up. Lucky this time, but now I am afraid for my little friend, even on the leash. This Coyote is very fast and not afraid of anything. At the time, there were some men working on sidings and making a lot of noise, but it didn't bother the Coyote a bit.

Oct 18, 2017
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Two sightings near Eglinton & Hurontario intersection
by: Nick Cerqueira

Within the past month I've seen 2 Coyotes around the area of Eglinton & Hurontario. The first was large, looked to be a male Coyote crossing Eglinton Avenue East, just west of Hurontario at Sorrento Drive (behind Harvey's). This was 3 weeks ago around 4 am. Last week I saw a smaller Coyote crossing Hurontario between Nahani Way and Armdale Road (north of Eglinton Ave). This sighting was around 2 am.

Sep 30, 2017
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Three Lone Coyote Sightings
by: Anonymous

Lone Coyote on Angela Crescent this morning ... same thing /same street a few weeks back. Also lone Coyote seen on Clarkson Rd South last month. All sightings around 8 to 8:30 am, in broad daylight!

Sep 29, 2017
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Coyote Sightins - Mavis & Eglinton & Mississauga Valley
by: Dianna

About a week and a half ago, my husband was getting ready to leave for work around 4:00am. He heard what sounded like dog paws walking down the street. When he turned to look at what he thought was the dog, he noticed that it was a full grown adult coyote. On another note, my daughter's boyfriend who lives near Hurontario and the Mississauga valley area also noticed a huge coyote. Apparently they are showing up all over Mississauga now. I also heard that Square One shopping mall has signs indicating that there are coyotes in the area and to take precaution. Stay safe, watch your small children and pets.
Cheers!

Sep 05, 2017
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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

August 26 2017 and Jack Darling dog park, around midnight, I spotted a large white Coyote. It was outside the park about 30 ft away near the entrance. Ran when I approached trying to get a video of it.

Aug 24, 2017
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Possible Coywolf in Sheridan Homelands
by: Lorenzo Blanco

Followed a Coywolf or big Coyote on Thornlodge Drive and Liruma Road last night (August 23, 2017) around 9 pm.

Aug 19, 2017
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Three medium sized Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Spotted three medium sized Coyotes while walking the dog near Webb Drive Confederation 01:43 am 2/19/2017. The animals were curious and not aggressive. The group scattered when I moved quickly and clapped my hands.

Aug 12, 2017
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Heard, but not seen
by: Anonymous

Quite recently, within the last 5 days, there have been three instances of what I believe to be coyotes making their way along the bank of Cooksville Creek, during the day. They make an awful lot of noise, and I am surprised at their apparent lack of concern for humans, particularly during the day. Unfortunately I was not able to observe them, as my view, from my balcony, is obstructed by the trees. The area that I refer to is behind Iona Square, and just south of the northern arm of Mississauga Valley Blvd.

Aug 02, 2017
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

Spotted a large Coyote this morning running down the street in Mineola.

Jun 23, 2017
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Coyote spotted in Lisgar
by: Anonymous

Coyote spotted in Aspen park at 4:10 pm on 23rd, June 2017.

Jun 19, 2017
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Large Coyote Spotted in Lisgar Area
by: Anonymous

A large Coyote was spotted on Rosehurst Drive (north of Hazelridge) at 5:00 am this morning. Be vigilant and keep your pets close to you. The Coyote headed through the school yard and towards the creek. It weighed in excess of 90 lbs.

Jun 09, 2017
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Meadowvale Conservation Area - Howling, Yelping
by: Anonymous

Does anybody else hear coyotes in the middle of the night in the area surrounding the Meadowvale Conservation Park? I've been awoken by the howls and barks a few times. I've found myself fascinated with them so its not much of a bother, however I'm sure that I'm not the only one who must hear it.

May 27, 2017
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Large Coyote Galbriath/Varden/All Saints School
by: Anonymous

Several neighbors over the last few weeks have seen a large coyote often going up Rossland or Varden towards the All Saints Catholic school yard/park. The coyote often is seen going up towards the park in the early morning and it returns at dusk.

May 19, 2017
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Coyote spotting on Lake Wabukane trail
by: Anonymous

Saw a large coyote around 11pm walking the path between windwood and Inlake across from Glacé Bay. I could see it from my back yard.

Apr 25, 2017
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Lakeshore and Winston Churchill
by: Anonymous

I just saw a coyote walking on Lakeshore on the pedestrian side at the intersection with Winston Churchill. I was in the car (April 25, 2017)

Apr 13, 2017
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Coyote on Glen Erin trail and Council Ring Road
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I walked my dog and met a big Coyote on a trail. I was surprised when he came to the intersection, he was waiting till 2 cars passed and then went across the road.

Mar 05, 2017
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Large Coywolf spotted being chased
by: Anonymous

My husband was driving down Eglington Avenue towards Mississauga Road at 9:45am today and a HUGE coy wolf ran across Eglington Ave. being chased by 2 big deer with antlers. They ran off into the ravine. The coywolf was huge (over 100 lbs). Not sure who won this battle.

Mar 03, 2017
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Mavis & Eglinton
by: Alvin

Saw a half eaten rabbit in my backyard on May.01 2017. Have been advised that its either a Coyote or Fox. Like most have said, the foxes are rare now, so it likely a Coyote.

Mar 01, 2017
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Indian Road Sighting
by: Anonymous

Had a couple right on Indian Road in Lorne Park at dawn on Monday morning.

Feb 28, 2017
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Removed Posts
by: Anonymous

I was thinking the same thing, everything from this year and the last few months of last year has been removed, seems weird. I wonder why that happened?

See below.
You can see current Coyote sightings from Mississauga by checking out more recent sightings from 2016 and 2017 here ... Autumn Urban Coyotes in Mississauga and Coyotes in Mississauga.


Feb 28, 2017
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Removed posts
by: Anonymous

Kind of odd how over 30 reports have been deleted off this site. There was more than 30 from December 2016 up until beginning of February 2017.

Hi there - yes, I have removed many comments from this section, which is "Coyote Sightings from 2011", and I have added them, or will be adding them, to the section for current Coyote sightings. I think it is necessary to put them where people who are currently concerned, or who wish to report or read about Coyotes in the area, can find current information.
I also get between 30 - 60 reports of various wild animal sightings each week, so those have to be dealt with in order of importance, not necessarily in chronological order.
This isn't a government or MNR website, its just little ol' me sitting in my kitchen working as hard as I can!

Nov 21, 2016
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Winston Churchill and Erin Centre
by: Anonymous

Saw a coyote walking in front of my house on Bushelgrove Circle. Please keep your pets inside!

Nov 21, 2016
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Coyote on Brookhurst Road (Clarkson Area)
by: Anonymous

Brookhurst Road, Mississauga (Clarkson Area)
Coyote spotted running down the middle of the street at 11:20 AM then up and down the creek pathways.

Nov 11, 2016
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Coyote on Yeovil Road at 10am
by: Anonymous

I have seen a coyote in the Bonner/Padstow creek area three times in the past couple of weeks. This morning at 10am there was a coyote walking down Yeovil Street, heading east. I clapped my hands and yelled at it, which got its attention, but it turned back around and kept going. It stopped close to the bottom of the street to sniff around - likely for the cats that are usually outside - and then went on its way. I hopped in my car to see if I could catch up with it to haze it, but it was already gone, likely down the Padstow catwalk or the Bonner catwalk. If you are walking your dog, always carry something with you that makes a lot of noise to scare the coyotes off. Do not feed any animals outdoors! It will just attract coyotes. Someone on Yeovil is feeding the critters (squirrels, bunnies, skunks, birds) and THAT'S attracting coyotes who are opportunistic! For the cat owners....leaving your cat outdoors is illegal and not a smart thing to do. Shame on you for being an irresponsible person and leaving your cat out as bait for the coyotes.

Nov 08, 2016
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Missing Brown Tabby Cat (Clarkson)
by: Anonymous

Our cat has been missing since Sunday morning. We are terrified after learning about all of these coyote sightings!!

(Brown Tabby Cat. Green Eyes. White paws/legs, white stomach, white mouth/around his nose. Pink Nose. Wearing brown collar with some blue on it, and a blue bone shaped name tag with his name "Stevie" on it. 6 year old neutered male.) If anyone in the Clarkson area has spotted him, please let me know! 416-570-3335.

Many neighbours have told us about coyote sightings, one even saw one with a dead cat in it's mouth 4 houses down, so sad. We are praying it wasn't our little guy.

Nov 07, 2016
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Bonner Road
by: Anonymous

There was one on the front lawn of the building at 2360 Bonner this weekend.

Nov 07, 2016
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Coyote park royal
by: Anonymous

Coyote spotted in the birch cres. And benedet rd area this morning.

Nov 04, 2016
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south sheridan/benedet
by: Anonymous

Nov 4 - 7:40am. larger brown/tan coyote ran out from industrial area towards the gas station - continued w/b on South Sheridan. Looks fairly healthy. I have seen a few over the past years but two in twelve hours proves they are more active. I haven't seen my little rabbit family in awhile.

Nov 04, 2016
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Coyotes killing cats
by: Anonymous

Our outdoor cat of 9 years has gone missing since Nov. 1st, 2016. He was let out in the morning, and we saw two coyotes on our street (Karenza) just an hour later. Within the last month, we have seen countless coyotes on Karenza/Sandgate/Truscott, usually at night. Last week, we spotted one mid-afternoon right in front of our house. Seems like they aren't scared of humans, and are feeding on the neighbourhood cats. Three missing cat posters, not including ours, just on our street. Please keep your cats indoors, especially at night and early morning. Keep dogs on a short leash, and be cautious walking them in the dark. A worker at animal services said he watched a coyote go after a dog on a leash. Be careful and keep your beloved pets safe.

Nov 03, 2016
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Park
by: Senga

Went for a walk an hour ago (8pm ish). Coyote came running down Vey, wb on Sand gate, then down Lockhart. skinny thing. Light coat. Stayed inidle of road the whole time

Nov 03, 2016
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More Coyote Sightings on Kelly Road - Park Royal - Clarkson
by: Anonymous

My husband saw a coyote twice this week trotting along our street, Kelly Road (off Truscott). Then I come to work (Upper Middle Road East and Winston Churchill, Oakville) and my boss said a coyote was trotting across the back of the parking lot. It is quite amazing.

Oct 29, 2016
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I see coyotes weekly in Park Royal
by: Anonymous

I live in Park Royal, just off Truscott. I have seen many coyotes for years but they seem to have little fear lately. Or, perhaps they are scared but need to hunt and be near human populations. They den near Iona High School.

Oct 27, 2016
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Dog taken
by: Andreas

We live on Hollywell Ave and Tuesday October 25 at around 11:00pm we let Hector in the backyard before going to bed. Standing by the door waiting for him to come back , I heard a scuffle and some minor barking. I ran to the backyard and he was gone. I heard something walking in the leaves behind the fence . Then it was silent . I ran back to the house to get my wife and some flashlights , but after a couple of hours there wasn't a trace. We looked for remains the next day along the river and behind the fence line and again nothing. Our backyard is completely fenced in so it goes to show that they are there and waiting for any opportunity . We are heartbroken .

Oct 27, 2016
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Clarkson Coyote Sighting
by: Mr. G

Thanksgiving weekend we saw a coyote at about 9:30pm right on Bonner Road.
Later that evening, I heard them along the creek that runs up to the Go Station between Bonner and Truscott. I crept along with my camera, but they would get suddenly silent whenever I got close so I gave up the chase.
Next time maybe!

Oct 20, 2016
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Coyotes in Mississauga Valley Parks
by: Anonymous

Last night,actually very early this morning, at 5:18am, I was awakened by a extremely loud noise of barking and howling.
I am assuming it was a bunch of coyotes. I heard the same noise a week or so earlier, but not as loud as last night.
Compared to the previous occurrence, I think they were on the west side of the creek, last night.

Oct 13, 2016
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Large Pack
by: Anonymous

Was visiting my new home location and witnessed a large pack of coyotes crossing the street into the bushes on ninth line near the osprey march. It was very scary yet no warnings of coyotes are posted?

Oct 12, 2016
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Coyote on my front lawn
by: Anonymous

Last Wednesday at 530 am o was taking out the trash and there was a coyote sitting on my grass as if it owned the place. I dropped the garbage bag and went right back into the house. I went out a few min later and it was gone. Bromsgrove road in Clarkson

Oct 12, 2016
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2 coyotes
by: Anonymous

Saturday October 15, 2016. 5:30AM. Burnhamthorpe/Arista. 2 coyotes crossing over Burnhamthorpe heading toward Mississauga Valley blvd. Lots of bunnies, raccoons in that area.

Oct 12, 2016
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new to port credit
by: Anonymous

I go for a run every Mon-Fri morning about 5am and I see coyotes no less than 3x week in front of, or near the entrances of, Brueckner Gardens, Richard's Memorial and Jack Darling Park. It isn't the same coyote as I have seen 2 on a given morning. This morning while running westbound at 5:20 one particularly large fellow was sitting in the middle of the road where Balboa meets Lakeshore West. He just looked at me as I ran by on the northside of the road. When I came back he was curled up in the same spot. I crossed the street to get the street name and he merely lifted his head to look at me then lay back down so I fear he may have been hit by a car. I just called Animal Services and they said they were dispatching someone right away. I sure hope so.....

Oct 11, 2016
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5 Coyotes on Carrera Ln, Mississauga
by: Anonymous

I spotted 5 Coyotes walking southeast on Carrera Ln around 6:45AM on Monday October 3, 2016 while walking my dogs. We often hear them yelping around dusk...very scary.

Oct 10, 2016
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Coyote Siting
by: Anonymous

Monday October 10th 8:45pm
I saw a coyote walking west on Bromsgrove Road near Tredmore Drive. It was looking for food.

Oct 10, 2016
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3 in Jack Darling Park
by: Anonymous

My husband saw 3 doglike grey animals come out of the trails in Jack Darling Park at 6:40 am today. At first he thought they were off leash dogs and kept waiting for the owne to appear but they were at the entrance to the boardwalk in a flash. Pretty sure they were coyotes. Greyish in colour but hard to tell at that time of morning.

Oct 09, 2016
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Fox in Port Credit
by: Anonymous

Oct 9, 2016 at 7am. I was walking the dog by the lake in Port Credit right at the end of Hurontario, just south of lakeshore.
Spotted a small fox trotting along that little sandy area, probably trying to catch a duck, but it didnt seem at all scared of us.

Oct 06, 2016
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Coyote Sightings on Kelly Road
by: Anonymous

3 coyotes were on Kelly Road (between Truscott and Brookhurst) on Sat Oct 1 at 1:30 pm in the afternoon.

Oct 02, 2016
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fox in whiteoaks
by: Anonymous

Oct 1, 2016. There was a fox I my backyard.

Oct 01, 2016
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Willow Glen PS
by: Anonymous

My son and his friends spotted a coyote in the schoolyard at Willow Glen PS this afternoon (Lewisham and Truscott)

Sep 30, 2016
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Coyote sighting Friday Sep 30 @ 9:35 am
by: Anonymous



Coyote sighting on Angela Crescent....it was walking along the side walk on the south side.

Sep 24, 2016
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Heard But Not Seen
by: Coach

At dusk on September 22, our entire soccer team, that just finished their practice, heard the yelping of a pack of coyotes just south of Lakeview Park (Dixie/Lakeshore area). The noise only lasted for about 5 minutes but a few of the young players became alarmed and rushed quickly to their vehicles. Most likely, the yelping originated from the same coyote pack observed near Marie Curtis Park in summer 2016, which is about 1 km east of this location.

Sep 21, 2016
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Sighting at Truscott and Seagul (Clarkson)
by: Anonymous

Out for a walk and a lone coyote came strolling down the street (Bostock and Canvey Cres). It was weary of us and made sure to keep it's distance. It looked lost.

Sep 20, 2016
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I also saw one Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw one coyote roaming around going through garbage/recycle bags in our townhouse complex, Erin Center/Winston Churchill area in Mississauga ~11pm Sep. 19.

Sep 20, 2016
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Erin Mills
by: Anonymous

Sept 19,2016 ,8.45pm.Coyotes in Mississauga Erin Mills ; across Erin Mills Town Centre right by the new Daniels buildings are.Be aware.

Sep 17, 2016
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Coytoes
by: Anonymous

We had a notification to watch for them
in our Apt Building tonight..
We are located next to a huge natural
park area..YET NO SIGNS ARE POSTED ??
Ms Mayor pls take note as this is also
a Seniors area.. or PS Hazel
Regards

Sep 16, 2016
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Fox sighting
by: Anonymous

I saw a fox tonight at 7 oclock at night walking very calmly and slowly on the sidewalk in front of Subways at the Credit Landing Plaza in Port Credit.

Sep 15, 2016
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coyote sightings (3)
by: Brian

Tonight I seen my first coyotes. 2 in the long grass area next to the community garden in Hillside Park and another one on Sheridan Creek Trail between Brookhurst and Wiseman. It was bright out, around 6.30-7! Very cool customers, in no rush to move, even with my Boxer barking at them. Beautiful to see them but watch out people!

May 26, 2016
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Sighting in Meadowvale/Castlebridge
by: Anonymous

I saw a Coyote come out from a residence and cross Glen Erin into the Castlebridge school yard. This was at dusk just after 9 pm. It stopped and looked back at us for a while. There was a woman walking her small dog behind us. It was my very first time seeing one.

May 24, 2016
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Sheridan Creek
by: Anonymous

Our house backs onto Sheridan Creek on Fletcher Valley Crescent. We saw a big Coyote walking through our backyard during the morning around 10 am. Sadly there was a Raccoon family of 5 the day before. Now there's only one baby left. It saw us and turned directions walking into the ravine, destination Rattray Marsh. Scary sight to see them during daylight.

May 19, 2016
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The College Way and Winston Churchill Boulevard
by: Anonymous

About 6:30 pm, not afraid of human or cars, a fairly large size. It crossed the street, ran into the park on the College Way.

May 15, 2016
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Sighting
by: CB

I was walking with my husky and two Coyotes were running up the street beside us. The Coyotes seem to not be bothered or threatened by us. I'm just happy my dog is safe. We walked as fast as we could in the other direction. This location was at Lakeshore by the Scotiabank in PC. At about 11:45pm.

May 08, 2016
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Coyotes seen just about every day.
by: Anonymous

Coyotes now just about a daily sight in wooded lot on both sides of Orr Rd between Clarkson Rd South and Meadow Wood Rd. These Coyotes have no fear of humans ... they are seen in broad daylight as well as in morning hours or early evening evening and not just at dawn or dusk. Heads up to anyone walking or walking with pets! City 311 gets called with every sighting.

May 04, 2016
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Central Parkway and Rathburn
by: Anonymous

Spotted at about 2 am darting through the streets. Pretty big in size. This is the second time I've seen a Coyote in this area.

May 01, 2016
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Cat taken by Coyote - Balsam Ave Clarkson
by: Anonymous

Friday April 29 Balsam Ave in Clarkson - our 25 lb family cat was taken by a Coyote on Balsam Ave - across from Clarkson go train - Southdown and Lakeshore area. We found fur and her collar - no mess - the fur is Coyote - this had to be a big one because our cat was 25 lbs. She hasn't been seen since - we are all very sad :( be careful everyone.

Apr 20, 2016
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Coyotes around ORR RD/ANGELA CRESENT
by: Anonymous


A pack of 3 coyotes seen on Orr Rd last eve around dusk.
They were in the south naturalized messy area but one of them had crossed the road after exiting the open greenbelt on the north side.

Angela Crescent, which is full of homes, backs onto Orr Rd.

Apr 20, 2016
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Coyote sighting
by: Ransher Nain

Coyote sighted at 12.20 am on Garnet avenue; heading towards south service rd.

Apr 20, 2016
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Coyote sighting
by: Ransher Nain

Coyote sighted at 12.20 am on Garnet Avenue; heading towards south service road.

Apr 19, 2016
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Lorne Park sighting (Elite Road)
by: Alan Forde

Coyote sighting - Apr 19, 06:20, Elite Rd, large (German Shepard sized) with dead cat in mouth.
Came from Chasehurst or Mildmay, then moved north on Elite.

Apr 12, 2016
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Please help us about these coyotes
by: Anonymous

Recently coyotes have been seen many times in the last four days in the plantation place and hazelton place area near loblaws in central erin mills. This has really scared all the residents . They go through any garbage bags that have been left outside and make a big mess. The children are afraid to go out and play . Please do something about these scary creatures as they are huge. We don't want to keep our children inside now that the weather is warmer.. Please have these coyotes removed !!!

Apr 12, 2016
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Large coyotes Lakeview
by: Anonymous

Tonight , April 12, at 1.00 am I just saw two large coyotes cross Cawthra Road near the community centre from Cawthra woods, walk up my driveway and they went into neighbours back yard. They seemed as tall as a deer. From far away in the dark I initially thought they were deer. Up close there is no mistake they were Coyotes. However, they do seem quite a bit larger then I would have expected. I had seen a coyote at the Lake Promenade Park years ago, and it was much smaller, very similar to a German Shepherd.

I was wondering if the new garbage program is bringing them closer to our homes, as garbage bins are kept outside. I would think a smart coyote would have no problem figuring out how to open the bin. I noticed last week that it looked like something had gotten into our bin.

Apr 07, 2016
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mclaughlin rd
by: mathew b

Large pack of coywolves traveling along the green belt from Courtney park to Derry Rd into Derry dale golf course , I have witnessed them on many occasions, I have seen them eating geese out of the small pond there as well as a found fresh badger carcass there last month, a young white tail buck was taken down the previous winter I kept the skull, its in my fish tank, along with rabbit fur pretty much everywhere , there is even blue Herron , one very large one , and two smaller ones that came about two springs ago. and beaver,. the pond contains white crappie , large and smallmouth bass , sunfish , bullhead catfish, and brook trout and Parr size salmon in its adjoining creek. People have become so far removed from nature that they view it as a threat, nature is everywhere if you let it, and take time to witness it. As there is no hunting in Mississauga , the animals have become aloof, you can get with in twenty feet of deer ,if your still it won't care, geese even closer and thus becoming easy prey, and a free meal to a pack of coywolves. There is a good chance this is just human development causing this ,smaller tighter green spaces for them to share, smaller corridors to go between from one green space to the next , and free food every where every garbage day. if you don't want to live next to nature , move to a condo, stay indoors. Things change , adapt , nature has no issue with this , you are part of nature .....

Apr 06, 2016
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A pack of coyotes in PC?
by: Richard

We live on Stavebank just north of the tracks. About one am I saw a large coyote saunter up the street, and then back down with 3 additional recruits. This is the first time I have seen a pack. They then came towards the house jumped the short front wall and started heading towards the back yard. We have a medium sized (50 lbs) dog who lives in a kennel with a protected run. They visit often. A month ago while our dog was off leash (my bad) he was badly bitten by one of these characters. On another occasion I was walking our dog around 10 pm and a large coyote joined our walk, our dog said nothing, I thought at first it was a stray shepherd but it was a LARGE coyote. I was quite nervous at first but after walking with us for a few steps, the coyote broke off and headed for the ravine. They are definitely edgy.

Apr 02, 2016
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Coyote: the misunderstood animal
by: Anonymous

Hi, well I live in Cawthra and Lakeshore area, and I've seen coyotes. What many don't realise is that they are HARMLESS unless you attack them, by doing stupid things like throwing, kicking, or otherwise threatening them. Coyotes are dogs, and as such are curios by nature. They aren't the issue, the issue is scared uneducated people ( about wildlife ) that generally try to "scare" them away, which generally causes them to be injured and an injured dog is one that has no pride and thus will attack. Furthermore the eastern coyote is a part of our ecosystem, they are useful in keeping the mouse population under control, they aren't increasing in numbers but rather we are increasingly invading their natural habitat by development. In the state of Arizona people have been living with Coyotes for thousands of years, I don't see why we can't do the same. Just take precautions with your toddlers and dogs, seen as they are hunters and your dog( especially chuwawas and the likes that look like mice to the coyote are prey. But if you keep them in close watch, they will never be hurt. Also if you see a coyote LET IT BE don't approach it or EVER threaten it with a stick. Just remove yourself + dog/child SLOWLY and NEVER RUN as they will chase you, like any dog. so long as you follow the said rules coyotes will never attack you, and besides they are cute to see from a safe distance. Also keep in mind that coyotes don't mind fences, or property lines, they just follow their territorial instincts for food. One Racoon or skunk is more dangerous then a pack of coyotes. I agree with the government in saying coyotes shouldn't be removed, but rather humans educated. Since we are the issue not the coyotes. So long as we educate ourselves and follow simple logic these animals will thrive and the chances of violent encounters reduced to almost none.

Mar 26, 2016
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Bristol and Hwy 10
by: Anonymous

Saw a very large Coyote today running in the field alongside Bristol Road right in front of St. Francis Xavier Highschool. It was around 7pm while the sun was setting.

Mar 22, 2016
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Marie Curtis Park
by: Anonymous

We have seen the same Coyote in Marie Curtis Park for several mornings. The park is on the South side of Lakeshore, east of Dixie before the Etobicoke Creek. Same Coyote every few days, stands right in the middle of the field. No harm done.

Mar 19, 2016
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Coyote on QEW at Erin Mills Parkway exit
by: Ellen

While driving westbound on the QEW today (March 19th) about 5 pm, I saw a coyote on the small area of land at the northbound Erin Mills Pkwy exit on the north side of the highway. This small area of land is surrounded by roads and traffic on all sides. The animal was mostly blond, tan, and shades of lighter brown in colour, with a bushy tail. It was standing, looking around and did not appear to be in distress.

Mar 13, 2016
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Sighting in Port Credit village townhomes
by: Leslie

I saw a large Coyote at 11:00 a.m. Running north on St. Lawrence Drive towards Lakeshore. This is the second time I have seen Coyotes in our complex. My friend spotted a terrified and injured dog in the trees down by the lake this morning. She called animal services and the dog was taken to a vet for care.

Mar 13, 2016
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Coyotes behind Port Credit High School
by: Bill

One Coyote approached my wife and our schnoodle late this morning on the streets immediately to the South of the Port Credit High School sports fields. I'd like to thank the nearby resident who scared the Coyote away, much to the relief of my wife. The coyotes have clearly made a home for themselves here in East Mineola. I'm not really surprised given the recent rise in the rabbit population.

Mar 01, 2016
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Coyote Pictures Wanted
by: Anonymous

Hello All
I would love to be able to photograph any reliable coyotes someone has in their area.
I would like to document as many of our urban coyotes. There are lots of reports about coyotes moving into our neighbourhoods but not too much photographic "proof"
If you see coyotes on a regular basis please feel free to contact me:
Megw1975@gmail.com

Thank you in advance
Meghan

Jan 29, 2016
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

At Allan A school at 8 pm walking through with my 2 small dogs one large Coyote came close to us trying to lure the dogs at about 15 feet from me, they pretend to be playful. Also at Cawthra estate I spotted 3 different ones.

Jan 19, 2016
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Very active
by: Anonymous

There has been lots of activity - recently at Burnhamthorpe and Kariya around 4 am I saw a young Coyote with an adult in the field hunting for food. Another sighting at Burnhamthorpe and Robert Speck running across the street. Lots of howling.

Jan 17, 2016
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Timothy Court
by: Anonymous

Scraggly Coyote on the street. Running back and forth looking at certain houses over and over again.

Jan 16, 2016
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Coyote at 11am
by: Maggie

Was going to see a house on Robin/Sherwood Forest and a Coyote was causally walking down a road at 11 am. I stopped for a chat, but he just kept on walking - right into the yard of the house I went to see. Maybe it's a sign... Heh

Jan 16, 2016
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Pack of Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Saw a pack today on Oakes drive, off of Minneola, in front of neighbours front lawn there were about 4 to 5 of them. Just hanging out. They looked rabid.

Jan 16, 2016
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Port credit Coyote
by: Anonymous

Lake shore and and cumberland.
6am January 16th

Jan 10, 2016
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Arrowhead Road
by: Anonymous

We live just next to the Credit River and since just before Christmas we have seen a coyote/coydog/coywolf coming up out of the river and heading off into the neighbourhood. One day I saw it 4-5 times. Quite healthy looking and a good size but would not say it was 100 pounds, but bigger than a standard coyote.

Jan 09, 2016
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Coyote mineola east
by: Anonymous

Saw a coyote last weekend on Oakes drive. Saw another one today eating a squirrel on someone's lawn on Goldthrope. It's a large coyote!

Jan 03, 2016
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Coyote trotting through forest - Folkway Woods
by: Sandy

For the first time in 20 years, saw a coyote trotting through forest behind townhouses on Folkway Drive. Unbelievable how close he was to the backyard. Keep your small dogs close by!

Jan 02, 2016
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a large grey coyote at 11 AM this morning walking along the train tracks at Atwood Lane, maybe a 5 minute walk from the Meadowvale Conservation Area.

The train tracks are behind my backyard. As soon as my dog and I saw it, it ran off.

Dec 31, 2015
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Coyote Port Credit
by: Anonymous

Coyote seen this am in Mineola this am at 0530
At the corner of Windy Oaks and Crossfield Bend.

Dec 27, 2015
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Pack of 30 Coyotes - Woodland Chase Park
by: Anonymous

My friends house backs onto Woodland Chase park and she said the other night there were about 30 coyotes in the park about 2am in the morning. Her neighbour came out to film them, they were making so much noise. This park also backs onto a school. I have seen one or two coyotes but 30 is crazy!

Dec 27, 2015
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Coyotes in Port Credit village
by: Anonymous

I live in the townhouses by the lake in port Credit village (Lakeshore and Hurontario).
I went out with my two dogs on leash at 5:00 am . Just as I opened the front door I saw a large animal running down the middle of the street (waterside drive) towards my townhome. It stopped when it saw me but did not leave. I took the dogs back in the house. The boxer is 70 pounds but the Boston Terrier is only 15 pounds.
Initially I thought it was a dog off leash but then realized it was a coyote. I stood outside for a few more minutes to see if it had left. It appeared to circle around the complex and then came running by my town home again, going south on St. Lawrence Drive from Lakeshore towards the lake.
I took out a large umbrella and let the dogs quickly pee on the lawn and came back inside. A little unnerving to say the least.

Dec 22, 2015
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Coyotes
by: Anonymous

We live near the Cawthra Estate at QEW South Service Road in Mississauga. On two occasions while walking our dog around 8pm we have heard them howling like an entire pack coming from the Cawthra Estate. Also have seen them go down our street (Ninth). Very scary.....

Wondered if anyone else in this area has seen them or heard them as well..

Dec 19, 2015
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Dec 17,2015 at around 4:00 PM Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a large brown coyote/coywolf? running down Richey Cres heading east towards Molasy Park. He was running quite fast and paid no attention to me.

Dec 14, 2015
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Coyote at Glen Erin and Thomson Street
by: Anonymous

I saw a huge Coyote crossing the road at 10 pm. It was south of Thomas on Glen Erin and Dincarin. Better be careful.

Dec 02, 2015
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Three big Coyotes or CoywolvesI
by: Anonymous

I encountered a very large grey coloured Coyote in Bruckner Rhododendron Park last week around 9 pm. I was walking with my son and we were carrying umbrellas. At first the animal was pacing around in front of us and we both stopped still, it stood it's ground with us. Then looking to each side of the coyote came two more and we were quite alarmed. The animals just stood watching us and we decided to just retreat and back away slowly. Since then I have seen the big gray coyote run down Lakeshore in Port Credit at least three times. These coyotes are massive, they look more like wolves to me. I am an animal lover and would not want them killed. However I would be careful not to take dogs out late at night to the parks.

Nov 15, 2015
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Lorne Park Road \ Queen St West.Nov 13, 14, 2015
by: Anonymous

Nov 13th 9:15 pm we had to brake to allow a Coyote to dart in front of our car, pick up a dead animal on the road and return onto property with carcass in his mouth. Nov 14th approx 8 pm while backing out of our driveway on Queen St West, Coyote was in between and on front properties of 2 homes to the west of our home. (This is at Red Pine and Queen St West).

Nov 08, 2015
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Sighting
by: Anonymous

Coyote in the area of Rathbun and Elora
In the Park. Seriously, something should be done.

Nov 06, 2015
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Chased by Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Today at noon I went for a jog along Derry Road (financial area) headed east. Turned into Culham Trail for a quick loop to head back. As I was jogging out of the trail two Coyotes jumped out of the bushes and started chasing me. Then a third joined and the 4th watched. Let's just say I was running for my life. I made it to Derry Road in one piece. Not sure what I would do if I was taking a stroll with my baby or dog. Animal services said I should stay away from trails and green space... great solution!!!!

Nov 03, 2015
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Coyote Mississauga Valley Boulevard
by: Anonymous

Is turning very dangerous. From the apartment I hearing a lot of howling after sound like another animal was attacked. Please don't take you dogs for a night walk.

Oct 28, 2015
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Burnhamthorpe and Tomken
by: Anonymous

Our cat was attacked on Oct 28, 2015 about 7:30 am. Unfortunately was severely injured and had to be put down. Watch for Coyotes in the Apple Hills - Flamewood Drive area. Watch your dogs and cats carefully.

Oct 19, 2015
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Howling Coyotes - Woodland Chase Park
by: Anonymous

About 12:10 am last night heard a pack of howling coyotes. Spoke to my friend this morning who's house backs onto Woodland Chase Park and she said it sounded like there were about a pack of 10 on the park that she could see from her window. They were howling and calling to other coyotes as could also hear distant calls. They seemed to be howling for about an hour, this is the longest time I have heard Coyotes howling for. Will not be walking the dog after dark!

Oct 07, 2015
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Coy wolves in Lorne Park
by: Daniel

I live next to the hydro lines in Lorne Park and was awakened by my dog to go outside on Sunday 4th October around midnight. We went outside and he ran to the fence. I heard some odd howling & whining and looked at the fence and there were 2 Coy-wolves on other side of fence towering over my dog who is 60 pounds. These 2 Coy-wolves were waist high and at least 100 pounds. I went probably as close as 10 feet from them and they didn't even move an inch. If anyone lives in Lorne Park watch your animals and children because they are huge and healthy.

Oct 03, 2015
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Gordon Woods Coyote/Wolf
by: Anonymous

A few years ago I saw a sickly looking Coyote and he was hard to miss or mistake. However, two days ago I saw an enormous Coyote that had me wondering if Wolves could be in this area too. He was much larger than my Lab and it was 8 am which was the most surprising part, he had wandered out of a recently excavated lot that is set for a new small sub-division. He looked over at us and then kept walking across street. Thankfully, my dog didn't see it! Scary and very intimidating.

Sep 28, 2015
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No more night walks
by: Anonymous

Just returned from a walk with my dog (small Boston Terrier) and was confronted by, what I think was a Coywolf. Turned around and walked away and it followed my dog and I for about 200 m before leaving us alone. Big and intimidating. I would have been less nervous without the dog but it was a very intense ending to our walk. Daylight walks will have to become the norm.


Sep 22, 2015
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Became scared to walk my dog!
by: Anonymous

I turned out to be so scared of walking my dog or having my peace time in the area! What to do, why do you leave wild animal in an urban area! Why turning our life not peaceful! If you want to keep them eliminate them in areas that are not for people and their domestic animals. Please solve this problem please!

Sep 22, 2015
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Witness to a fresh kill
by: Anonymous

For the past 2 months I have seen too many Coyotes for my liking and have written about them below in the comments. The last encounter freaked me out the most. I was walking over the bridge of the ravine close to Burnhamthorpe and Central Parkway when I heard what could only be the sound of a fresh kill around 5 am. I stopped and listened. I am positive it was a Coyote killing something. A loud squeal and then a grunt is what I heard. After hearing that I picked up the pace and was out of there.

Sep 10, 2015
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Coyote in Glen Erin and Duncairn area
by: Anonymous

I was walking my dog at 7 am this morning and I saw a Coyote in the park in front of the school, how scared I was ... can't express, I am fearing about my dog, all the kids in school, how can we take this to be a normal thing when it is a danger coming to the area that has a school and our kids and our pets.. please do something, it is turning to be such a non safe feeling ... this is a very big urban area. I worry for my small pets.

Aug 23, 2015
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3 coyotes at 2 different times
by: Anonymous

Around 4 am I spotted 2 Coyotes running across the street at Burnhamthorpe and Robert Speck into the ravine. I saw another one at about 4:30 am in the industrial field eating something at Burnhamthorpe and Confederation.

Aug 21, 2015
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Erin Mills & Burhamthorpe
by: Anonymous

2:30 - 3:00 am and the howling is incredibly loud, enough to wake me up. Stepped outside and could hear distant calls being answered.

Aug 20, 2015
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Howling Coyotes
by: Anonymous

For the past 3 nights have heard howling Coyotes in the ravine off The Chase, Erin Mills. Haven't heard them for a while and have seen many rabbits in the area this summer.

Jul 28, 2015
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coyote or coywolf spotted
by: Anonymous

I was walking through Rhododendron Park (just west of Port Credit on Lakeshore) at 1 am and heard a noise in the bushes. Two minutes later down the path a white-looking Coyote came out of the bush five feet in front of me and then turned back in to the bush in the matter of seconds. I did not get a good look at it. I am not sure if it was my dog or myself that scared it, but it happened so fast my dog did not even notice. It stalked me all the way down the trail. I have been walking through here for a long time and have never seen one. Caught me off guard.

Jul 19, 2015
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Very large Coywolf near Queensway and Mavis
by: Anonymous

This morning I was walking my golden retriever (65 lbs) at 8 am along neighbourhood streets close to ravine area. A large coywolf (?wolf) ran across road several houses down heading toward Queensway - it was significantly bigger than my dog. It returned and stared at us from the middle of the road and then began to "stalk us" when we turned and headed other direction. It was scary - it continued to follow us so we headed to a house porch and it still came, then I went towards the backyard around side of house and then returned to front of house again and I didn't see it. Saw another walker coming who reversed direction also when I reported what I had seen. Didn't see it again. It was strange in size, time of day and deliberate change of course to come back to stalk us - seen coyotes who keep on going usually and definitely not this big!

Jul 16, 2015
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Mississauga Industrial Area. Courtenay Park and Dixie
by: Anonymous

I work in an industrial area in the Mississauga area. Today a coyote was spotted next door and they took a picture and started emailing the surrounding companies. It's intimidating! Who knows what we're dealing with or if size matters. I'm small and can be mistaken for a child! I know coyotes are generally afraid of humans but if they sense fear, I think their reaction is more aggressive and I trust many would be fearful and start running. I know now by reading online that showing fear is the "wrong reaction". I think making people aware so they can educate themselves and know the proper way to respond is probably the better choice.

Jul 03, 2015
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Streetsville Coyotes
by: Anonymous

We see and hear them constantly in our back yard as we back onto Mullett creek. We walk our Shepherd a lot and never had anything but curiosity when running across them during the day. We stick to the streets at night and have heard them behind the houses but never had any issues. Mind you our dog would easily manage one in daylight but certainly not more than one at night. He's never allowed in the back after dusk. Six years ago we never worried about letting our Lab that's now passed on, to go out in the back at night. They've definitely increased in number.

Jun 08, 2015
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Pack Of Coyotes - The Chase, Mississauga
by: Anonymous

Was woken up by a screaming pack of coyotes about 3:00 am on June 2nd. They must of been across the road in the deep ravine. Their howls and screams are SO loud. They were all howling for about 1 -2 minutes then deadly silence, while they eat what ever they were tracking.

Jun 01, 2015
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Clarson area
by: Dan

For the last couple of weeks at dusk we get treated to a chorus of howling and yipping from a new resident Coyote pack. There is a narrow band of "woods" along the CN rail tracks at Clarkson GO and the Hydro fields. There was always the odd coyote in winter but mostly loads of rabbits, some feral cats, small wildlife. This year I have seen only 1 rabbit and that was early spring, none for a good month, and the more visible feral cats are nowhere around either. Last night though, the noise started later and right behind our fences; neighbours started screaming to scare them away but it didn't have any effect. The noise eventually stopped and people went looking over fences with flashlights, nothing could be seen. There are many people here that walk their dogs in the hydro fields, and children play there too. hopefully the Coyotes will move on once they eat all the wildlife....

Apr 30, 2015
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Coyote Sighting
by: Carol

Thursday April 30th at 5:00 am. I saw a grey coyote running across the street at Hurontario and Central Parkway by the Esso gas station.

Apr 05, 2015
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Coywolf or Coyote
by: Anonymous

Sunday April 5th 9:15 pm, I was walking my dog passing Thornlodge Park on Homelands Drive and walked in a little, when I noticed a very large "dog" close to the park. It started walking towards us then started to charge at us very quickly!!! I ran and screamed on the top of my lungs, but it still was coming. Luckily it stopped when approached the building right beside! Never been soo scared - this thing was hungry!

Mar 15, 2015
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Coyote or Coywolf in Tom Chatter
by: Anonymous

Today at 8:30 pm, March 15/2015.
Walking with my lab and looked across the field, heard on fellow dog walker screaming. She also had a larger dog, and it didn't seem to phase this animal, then it stated in my direction. Haven't seen one in two years in this area. They are coming back.

Jan 13, 2015
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Two Coyotes behind our house
by: Anonymous

On Saturday January 10th, my husband saw two coyotes just walking behind our house on the frozen creek. We have two dogs so we were nervous but we have a pretty tall fenced yard. Makes us nervous all these coyote sightings so close to home.

Jan 10, 2015
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Coyote in Sheridan homelands
by: Corinna

I just saw a Coyote on Thornlodge Road, just past Liruma Road. I first saw him at the entrance of Davis Ramsey parking lot. I was walking my dog and turned around and went the other way. He did follow me for a couple minutes. He walked right down the middle of the road. This was Saturday January 10 2015 around 8.15 am.

Dec 24, 2014
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Coywolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Spotted a sick or mangy looking Coywolf today at 1:00 walking south on Bexhill Road. He entered the Ratray Marsh via the west walking trail off Bexhill Road.

Dec 23, 2014
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Sighted at All Saints Separate School
by: Anonymous

Spotted one this morning December 23rd 2014 around 7:30 am behind All Saints school (Thorncrest / Colonial Drive) on the soccer pitch. It wasn't all that bright out yet. My dog and I happened to be on the other pitch nearby. Kept an eye on it as we walked around it from a distance.

Dec 13, 2014
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Coyote Sighting - Thornlodge Park
by: Doug

My daughter and I just saw a medium size Coyote crossing Homelands Road from Homelands Middle School into Thornlodge Park. 8 pm Saturday night. He moved up towards the tennis courts near the townhouses. We have heard about them in the park, but this was our first sighting. He likely came up from the fields around the Research Park.

Dec 12, 2014
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Coyote on Thorn Lodge Drive
by: Anonymous

Driving along Thorn Lodge Drive just past St. Francis of Assisi school at 12:10 this afternoon, December 12 2014. Two police cars and an animal control van were shadowing a Coyote who clearly had mange (missing fur on tail and body and very thin). It was walking along the road as if it was on a casual outing! Walked right by my drivers side door!! Not sure what happened after or if any steps were taken by the police and animal control.

Nov 30, 2014
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Coyote Sighting Dundas / Woodchester
by: Anonymous

At 4 am today I was standing on my front porch when I saw what I thought was a large dog coming down my street. We are one block south of Dundas, and one block west of Woodchester. As I got a better look at the animal I realized the shape, colour, and puffy tail were not that of a dog. It looked more like a Fox. So I looked up Fox sightings in Sheridan Homelands and came across this site. I realize now I saw a Coyote. I chased it away and off of our street by clapping my hands and yelling "no, no, no". You see I was standing on my front porch with a bowl of cat food in hand waiting for a stray kitten. The kitten did not see me until it was right in front of me and started to run towards the street right where the Coyote was. I saved the kitten but there is no way it will come near me now. My apologies to my neighbours if I woke them at 4 am!

Nov 12, 2014
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More Attacks
by: Michelle G

Apparently a family friends cat was attacked and killed a couple nights ago at Mississauga Rd and Dundas St. A Chihuahua was also attacked and killed in the area as well this week. I do think this is getting out of hand and come winter they will need to be even more aggressive to survive.

Nov 11, 2014
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Grey coywolf
by: Anonymous

Friday evening my family was attacked by a large grey coy-wolf at the intersection of Westbridge Way and Financial in Meadowvale. Husband is going for leg surgery and my dog was ripped apart and taken from us. Beware anyone walking at dawn and dusk. They are fearless and hungry.

Oct 15, 2014
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Brush Wolf Howling - The Chase
by: Anonymous

My neighbour saw a brush wolf (half coyote and half wolf mix) in the ravine a few months back at The Chase in Mississauga. She was walking her two dogs and it was watching her and showed no fear and came very close to her without backing off. She has seen Brush Wolf before, so knew straight away that it was a Brush Wolf due to it's size. She reported it to Mississauga city who have now put signs up in the area.

Oct 08, 2014
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Howling
by: Anonymous

Monday morning (4:00-4:30 a.m.) and again this morning (same time) in the ravine (Dundas and Mississauga Rd). I have lived in this area for 26 years and have never heard that type of howling before. I contacted Mississauga wildlife who advised it was probably a coyote, however the howl sounded more wolf-like. Very creepy.

Oct 06, 2014
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Coyote Sighting
by: Anonymous

I see Coyotes quite often in my neighbourhood... Confederation and Queensway. Last night around 11:00 pm I saw the biggest Coyote I've ever seen. It was huge and sniffing around a neighbour's driveway. SCARY!!!

Sep 19, 2014
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Response to Michelle
by: Anonymous

Michelle, I live across the street from the Longo's there. What you saw were probably the Coyotes since they apparently live in the fenced area behind the Pioneer gas station. We heard the pack yipping again two nights ago and my boyfriend saw two large ones out on Laird around 10:00 pm a few weeks ago. What's scary is how brave they are to wander around in search of food.

Sep 17, 2014
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Coy-Wolf?
by: Michelle G

I know nothing about these animals, so identifying them may be difficult, however we did see four grey wolf-like dogs wandering the commercial property at Dundas Street and Winston Churchill last night around 1:00 am.

Aug 25, 2014
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Coyote in Osprey Marsh 9th Line
by: Brad

I saw a Coyote August 17th at 10:30 pm as I drove up 9th Line. He came out of the Osprey Marsh and ran across 9th Line in front of my car. He then stopped and looked back at me as I passed him on the west side of the road. This is the first time since I moved to this area in 2001 that I have seen a Coyote. Something must be going on here. First Possums now Coyotes. Keep your cats indoors people!

Aug 24, 2014
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Foxes
by: Anonymous

I live in the area of Dundas West and Fifth Line on the street behind Erin Mills Lodge and Christ Our King Lutheran Church. I haven't seen or heard Coyotes, but I have seen Foxes in the last few years in the nursing home parking lot. So they are definitely around. I like to walk my retriever on a forest path along the creek off Thorn Lodge. I know of some people who lost their little dog to a Coyote there several years ago. I guess common sense and a bit of caution are in order. I may take a different route now, having read the comments here.

Aug 17, 2014
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Hewick Meadows
by: Anonymous

Saw a big Coyote today, next to the Credit River, just north of Burnhamthorpe Road.

Aug 14, 2014
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Is it dangerous ?
by: Torontonian

I never knew that Coyotes do exist in Mississauga. I've just seen two of them wondering around my house on Tenth Line and Sunlight Street intersection. I wonder if they are dangerous? At the beginning I thought they were Wolves because they where so huge.

Aug 01, 2014
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Winston Churchill and Duncaren
by: Anonymous

Seen a large grayish-white coyote this morning, walking the sidewalk on the other side of me as I walked my small dog. Won't be going out at night anymore.

Jul 20, 2014
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Pack heard three times this week
by: Anonymous

Yesterday at 7:00 am I heard a pack of Coyotes yipping and howling. This is the third time in the last week. They're in the fenced area beside Pioneer at Winston Churchill and Laird which has had an open gate on and off over the last little while for construction. The first night we heard them they sounded like sirens for the first few seconds but then they started yipping for a few minutes. I'm afraid they'll find a way out and across into the complex to get at the outdoor cats! One was seen a few months ago on Laird right across from the complex at dawn.

Jun 06, 2014
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Saw a Coyote yesterday
by: Anonymous

Was walking along the path by Osprey Park and saw a large Coyote. I noticed that the city has actually posted a sign along the path warning of Coyotes, unfortunately the location is rather stupid since it doesn't warn anyone coming onto the path, only warns when you are directly where the Coyotes have been spotted and the sign is hardly noticed due to its location.

May 28, 2014
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Winston Churchill Boulevard and Duncairn Drive
by: Tanith

For the past 2 years my family has been catching glimpses of a big Coyote in this very urban area. I worry for my small pets.

Mar 25, 2014
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Fox Coyote Deer
by: Anonymous

I enjoy walking but lead a busy life. That being said I am usually walking in the late afternoon or evening. I am really enthusiastic about seeing wild life and would like to see Coyotes, Fox, Deer in the Streetsville / Credit River area. When is a good time to see these animals?

Mar 06, 2014
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Coyote spotted at 11 am
by: Elizabeth

Just saw a large grey Coyote in my backyard at 11 am. We back onto a small creek in Sheridan Homelands. Any advice and do I need to report to anyone? How do I keep my pets safe?

You don't need to report this to any on. The animal may be transient and passing through your area, which is what happens where we live. We have never seen or heard Coyotes where we live, but once in 2009 my daughter spotted one walking through our field - that was our one and only sighting on our property and I think the animal was on its way elsewhere.
For now, I'd go outside with my pets, at least until you know that the Coyote isn't actually living close by.

Mar 03, 2014
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Very large Coyote sighting
by: Finsbury

Sighting March 3rd, 2014 The Chase, Mississauga, 3pm. My dog was growling at the window, I looked out and thought it was the local German Shepherd dog being walked in the distance, however it was not, but a very large coyote. Probably the biggest I have ever seen. It was walking across the road and then ran off into the ravine. Looked like it had a long swishy tail.

Feb 24, 2014
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North Mississauga Coyote
by: Anonymous

Just saw a Coyote in Meadow Green Park (north Mississauga near Credit River) 9 pm. Guess the family of rabbits in the low growth on the perimeter are snacks.

Feb 12, 2014
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Coyote sighting Erin Mills Park
by: Anonymous

I thought it was a Wolf due to the size, and grey colored coat! Beautiful animal, but I am glad I had the Credit River between us. Prior to seeing my "shadow" across the river, I heard the pack howling,kind of eerie. Was solo, glad I wasn't wearing headphones in case they were hungry.

Feb 02, 2014
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Coyotes near Dixie Go station
by: Anonymous

I have heard Coyotes howling across from the Dixie Go station train platform.

Jan 29, 2014
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Love Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Saw a small Coyote in the bright daytime (3:00 pm) outside an elementary school by Glen Erin and Windwood. It looked scared and confused, all the kids saw it. The coyote just walked through all the kids and ran away.
It was cute.

Jan 29, 2014
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Coyote spotted in Meadowvale
by: Anonymous

Spotted a large Coyote walking along the sidewalk on Montevideo at Aquitaine. Spotted him at 12:15 pm.

Jan 22, 2014
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Two Coyotes Glen Rrin and Folkway
by: zinka

About 5:pm January 22, 2014
Two coyotes were seen in the green belt between Thom Gardens and Glen Erin Blvd. trotting along directly behind the yards. They travelled north into Mcauley Green Park and the parkland corridor just south of the 403

Jan 08, 2014
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Coyotes arou Coyote around parks and school area near by the Ninth Line Misssissauga-Milton border.
by: Maria

This week and last week a Coyote has been walking on the Sixteen Mile Creek ravine near by 9th Line and Derry Road in between Mississauga and Milton, and also at the back of some schools on this area. The kids were not allowed to go for outdoor recess. Be careful with pets and little children, and also when you are jogging at night. There are lots of families with young children around. Some experts say these animals tend to be shy, but with wildlife is better to have respect towards them and take precautions. Neighbours have seen more Coyotes in past months running around, at a baseball diamond near by Kindree School, and also we have heard them howling. Blessings, and happy New Year.

Jan 04, 2014
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Sighting Coyotees again Windy Hollow Ravine
by: Anonymous

January 2, 2014. The coyotee was running after the deer. It ran back and forth in our backyard 5 times. Looks skinny and scraggly. Light tan color. My husband made loud noises with pots and pans from our top balcony to keep away. Do not go outside and do this if you are not a safe distance from the coyote.

Jan 02, 2014
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Coyote in Sherwood Forest Mississauga
by: Jacky Xu

There's one Coyote visited our backyard three times in last few days, I'm living in Mississauga, Sherwood Forest Community, not sure what to do?

Dec 20, 2013
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Coyote in Windy Hollow Ravine
by: Anonymous

There might be more than one making the ravine its home. It was posted in our community newsletter.

Dec 07, 2013
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Rathburn Mississauaga
by: Anonymous

Coyotes on Etobicoke Creek Trail, we saw one and our neighbour heard a few of them the other night. Be careful! Watch your small pets.

Nov 16, 2013
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Coyote Sighted on Argentia / Derry
by: Anonymous

On my way to work as a Paramedic this morning.

Coyote sighted walking along west sidewalk of Argentia south of Derry. It had no fear of vehicle.
Time: 5:45 AM
Dark, Cool temperatures

Nov 10, 2013
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Coyotes in Erin Mills, Mississauga
by: Anonymous

Our house backs onto a ravine, near The Chase in Mississauga and have seen 2 coyotes quite a few times over the last 2 months. Someone put a notice up that they had made a Den in the Ravine. One is very big and mainly black. Sometimes hear them howling at night.

Nov 10, 2013
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Coyotes in Erin Mills, Mississauga
by: Anonymous

Our house backs onto a ravine, near The Chase in Mississauga, Ontario, and have seen two coyotes quite a few times over the last two months. Someone put a notice up that they had made a Den in the Ravine. One is very big and mainly black. We sometimes hear them howling at night.

Sep 30, 2013
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Glen Erin and Folkway Coyote sightings
by: Anonymous

A large coyote followed human with two dogs September 2013, in green belt along Glen Erin, south of the 403.

Sep 10, 2013
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Coyote Windy Hollow ravine Mississauga
by: Anonymous

Large Coyote in backyard September 10 2013 8.00am. Our complex backs onto the ravine. We have lots of pets in our community. Please keep your pets on your radar. We lost our cat 3 weeks ago, don't know why he did not come home. He always does not wander far. Just in case someone else is missing a small family pet.

Aug 21, 2013
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Coyotes feeding frenzy
by: Anonymous

I live in Streetsville and back onto the ravine. Last night on two separate occasions I woke up to the scariest sounds, it sounded as though there were ten coyotes right behind our house attacking a dog or something.
I could hear yelping and whimpering coupled with growling and howling. This went on for about five minutes and then abruptly stopped. It was very frightening and disturbing!! And then it happened again a few hours later!
I sincerely hope it was a rabbit or something that they got and were just fighting over it and not some poor neighborhood dog. I know I won't be letting my dog off leash in the yard anymore!

Apr 08, 2013
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Coyotes at Go Train Dixie Station
by: Anonymous

I saw two coyotes across the platform at Go Train Dixie Station. They looked like dogs from the back but when I saw their golden eyes I knew they were coyotes. This was around 6 pm. I saw a CBC documentary on "Coywolves" about how they hunt solo or in pairs as mates. The documentary presented how the coyotes in GTA are a cross breed between wolves and coyotes; thus, the name coywolf.

Mar 31, 2013
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Not Native to Ontario
by: Sam

The Coyote is actually not a native species to Ontario they've only been here the last 100 years or so. As for no reports of attacks on people or pets... uhh that is drastically inaccurate. They are more dangerous when they're mating, but they can be very aggressive towards dogs and small children. I understand keeping an eye on pets and children, but being in fear of a Coyote hopping over your backyard fence and mauling your dog or kid is not an easily preventable option. It seems unfair to keep children and animals cooped up inside and only outside under close supervision for these rangy mutts. So they eat some rabbits and rodents? So do Foxes, they're cute, and less likely to attack your dog or your kid.

See Three Coyotes killed my friends German Shepherd

Mar 18, 2013
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Willowbank trail
by: Anonymous

Been seeing Coyotes (or rather, one particular Coyote) in the Rathburn area (Willowbank trail) for about a year now after dark. He's white-greyish, huge, and definitely looks more like a wolf. Used to take my dog out at night, not anymore!

Feb 22, 2013
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...out of a movie
by: Anonymous

I heard them howling behind my house early this morning. It was chilling!!

Feb 12, 2013
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Coyote at Chater Park
by: Charles

I recently noticed a Coyote at Loyalist and the Collegeway at the 4 way stop sign. It sat just west of Loyalist on the Park's path waiting for the cars to pass by. As soon as I turned on to Loyalist it quickly crossed the road towards the property of the Church at the corner. I feel that the city should be doing its job by removing these wild animals and locate them in a better environment for everybody's safety, especially children who frequent the park.

Dec 05, 2012
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Osprey & Lisgar - Heard Coyotes Hunting
by: Anonymous

Osprey & Lisgar - Avonlea on the Pond Area
Tuesday December 4/12 at 3:00am was woken by Coyotes hunting. They started just east of my house and progress west. I know the sound of hunting Coyotes as we have a place up north and experience this behaviour on a regular basis. The yipping and yelping continued for at least a minute and than stopped suddenly, my guess was they "downed" whatever they were pursuing. I have no problem living with Coyotes however I do feel we need to inform our neighbours when they are in the area.

Nov 12, 2012
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Coyotes on Pheasant Run/ Glen Erin
by: Anonymous

This morning we went to school and a Coyote was crossing the road very slowly and watched how the cars pass by him, it was 8 am and all the kids were walking to school and some kids walk alone.
Should we not have a network of letting the neighborhood know whats going on?
The Police were looking for the Coyote. Why not let the people know so we all could help.

Jul 19, 2012
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Coyotes
by: Adam

Freaked me out. Pulled into my drive way and saw two huge Coyotes on my grass. They took off but left me shaken! July 18, 2012 1:30 am.

Creditview and Eglington N/E side

Jun 08, 2012
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I respectfully disagree
by: Ryan

Coyotes are very far from an invasive species. They are quite native to Mississauga and surrounding areas.

They pose little to no threat to adults and even dogs. As a parent and dog owner I am happy that Coyotes are returning and am excited for my kids to be able to observe them.

That said, obviously any wild animal can potentially be a threat, educate yourself and your children and coexist. Coyotes truly are beautiful animals and I feel it's ignorance to say that they have no right to be here.

I'd rather see wildlife roaming, as opposed to behind glass at a zoo.

Regarding your comment on declining fox populations, truthfully, Fox and Coyote populations have both dwindled in the GTA over the last decade due to a mange epidemic infecting both species. The coyote population is making a comeback and your perceived 'boom' in the Coyote population is only a small fraction of what it should be in our natural system.

I assure you, if they coyotes were removed, another, perhaps not so, benign animal would gladly fill their gap in the ecosystem.

Also, Coyotes provide great rodent control. I'd rather have Coyotes than rats.

Feb 08, 2012
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Coyotes in Tom Chater Park Mississauga
by: Anonymous

I live in a sub-division south of Burhamthorpe Road and West of Winston Churchill Boulevard.

Recently, the neighbourhood has been kept awake at night by barking / howling Coyotes who are apparently inhabiting the forested area of Tom Chater Park.

The Coyotes have been seen running across the soccer field during the day and sitting on sidewalks entering the park on Loyalist Drive.

What I don't understand is that the city will do nothing to try to protect its residents.

We do know that Coyote attacks on humans are rare, but they do occur .....in fact most recently in Oakville, when a young girl was attacked in her own backyard.

We do know that they will attack pets, leashed or not, and we do know that they disturb people while they are trying to sleep. Yet the city chooses to turn a blind eye.

If this was a dog it would have been taken care of long ago.

In this case the Coyote is an invasive species and should be placed in an environment that is more fair for it and the people of this area.

I guess it will take an attack before the city does anything about it.

Aug 01, 2011
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Streetsville Coyote
by: Anonymous

I had a close encounter with a large coyote today in front of my apartment building in Streetville near the Bristol Road bridge. My dog was on the front lawn and I noticed the coyote approach from the main road. He was watching us both and slowed down. He was not deterred by my yelling and stopped as I walked to pick up my dog. He stayed still as I had to walk past him into the apartment building. He then went into the small wooded area next to the building. I spotted him last week as well. This is the largest coyote I have seen in the area - and at 11am to boot! Quite alarming!

Jan 23, 2011
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Foxes and Coyotes
by: Anonymous

I saw a Fox on Forest Hill Drive last year. I also encountered a Coyote back in the mid 1980's as a teen in Meadowvale.

Our family has heard Coyotes and Foxes howling in the greenbelt by our home.

You'd also see them in the early morning hours by Britannia Golf Course, which used to be a garbage dump.

There's lots of rabbits in the area!

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