Coyotes in South London
(London, Ontario, Canada)
Our house is the last house on our street and backs onto a Conservation area with kettle ponds.
Over the 10 years I have lived here I have spotted several Coyotes walking right past my house, generally near dawn and often on garbage day!
They have all been single coyotes except for what looked like a mating pair once.
The last one I saw was a few years ago. My toddler son and I had just got back from taking my older son to the school bus stop.
I realized we had forgotten to put out the garbage that morning and asked my little guy to wait on the front step while I ran around back to our garage to retrieve the garbage cans.
As I was walking up the rear driveway I spotted a Coyote walking right past our house towards the front where my son was. (He was obviously hungry venturing out of the woods at 9:00 am) You can imagine my alarm!
I started making a lot of noise to scare him off and he kept walking further up the street looking around the yards and eventually he veered off into the easement.
What a way to start my day!
We also find many signs of coyote attacks on our property including tufts of bunny fur, (my son found a bunny tail the other day) and even a whole deer leg on our side lawn!
Something ran through our iron fence at the back of our property and judging by the size of the dent in the panel and the series of holes dug into our lawn we assumed it must have been a deer fighting off a coyote with its antlers?Thank you Sandra, for sending this to us - this is really interesting!