Coyotes in Mississauga
by Terence J Cottrell
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Back yard with pond and nature trail behind.
We often see Coyotes here in Mississauga. We live off Mississauga Road, south of Eglinton Avenue.
Our house, on a ravine lot, has a paved nature trail down the side and around the back of the property, with Mullet Creek (about forty meters away) in the ravine running to the Credit River about two kilometers east.
We see coyotes morning, evening and sometimes during the day. They actually run into our garden, over a half-meter tall fence, jump up onto the stone surround of a fish pond, run along it to the other end then run around the lawn grabbing anything edible along the way.
I've so far failed to get any clear photos of them as they're very skittish.
We've had two cats for many years who spend as much time outdoors as indoors, but have never had any contact with them.
I actually enjoy hearing a group of them at night with their yipping howls - an eerie sound I find fascinating.
Terence J Cottrell