Coyotes In Whitby Ontario Canada

by Tanya
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)

While walking my two labs on April 7 2011, I heard screeching sounds that just got louder and louder.


I started to run with my dogs and saw a pack of approximately ten Coyotes.

It was scary and will stay with me for a long time.

The following Monday one was seen at 8pm walking down the street in the sub-division.

We have a problem and we need to fix it!

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Aug 14, 2015
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Anderson and Darren
by: Anonymous

I spotted a huge Coyote on Anderson by the wooded area. I was driving. I usually walk this area and am now concerned about doing so. I wish the town would do something here.

Feb 19, 2015
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ALERT!! Garden Street Whitby
by: Anonymous

I live off Garden Street in Whitby and I had a coyote right in front of my house walking toward the main road on Garden between Rossland Road and Taunton Road. I arrived home almost stepping out of my car and the coyote seemed to appear within seconds right beside my car. WATCH OUT!

Oct 07, 2014
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Lots of Coyotes
by: chris

I live at Thickson Road and Taunton Road, on a ravine lot. Last winter we had a lot of Coyotes frequent our backyard. They would come on a daily basis and hunt squirrels and rabbits, which there are a lot of. At one time there was a pack of 4 hunting in the back, only yards from the house. I haven't noticed too many signs of them over the summer. I am curious to see how many come this winter. This is a highly populated area with parks and a lot of people that have young kids and small pets. So if you live in the area close to the woods be aware that Coyotes are among us.

Sep 08, 2014
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Coyote or Wolf in Brooklin
by: Anonymous

Heard something attack and obviously kill something last night between Vipond Road and Holsted. Lots of growling. Screaming from what sounded like a small dog about 11 pm. It lasted about 10 minutes then all was quiet. Sounded like it was in a neighbour's backyard. Looked out the window but could not see anything. Possibly a Coyote got someone's pet, although neighbours walking dogs have have spotted a Grey Wolf in the neighbourhood.

Oct 28, 2013
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Oct 27 2013 - heard coyotes
by: Anonymous

Last night, around 8 p.m., I heard the Coyotes in the park between Nichol Ave and Horseshoe Drive. It sounded like a few of them. I wish I could walk my dogs in my community without fear of these Coyotes :(

May 29, 2013
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North of Whitburn/Rossland
by: Anonymous

Heard some yipping at 11:30 pm a couple nights ago. It's the first time I've heard them... did freak me out a little! They were very loud, and sounded close. Didn't see them, but that was definitely what I heard.

Apr 28, 2013
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Coyotes are in the area!
by: Anonymous

Last night around 3am my brother was outside on the porch relaxing and he told me he was then startled by a Coyote just walking down the street in front of our garden, he then said he booked it inside. It was only one Coyote but when there is one there are two and so on. Watch your pets!

Nov 20, 2011
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Whitby - Coyotes @ Rossland Rd/Cochrane area
by: Anonymous

November 2011

Coyotes I believe are in the Rossland Rd / Cochrane Street area. More specifically Ironwood Court and Littleleaf.

Two cats have gone missing (ours one of them) in the past 2 weeks. Residents- please take care not to allow smaller pets out at night.

Coyotes have not attacked children but still, Palmerston Ave is close. Those in the area please be aware of this possibility and take precautions. It gets darker earlier and I worry about younger children playing at night.

I gleaned this comment from another posting respecting coyotes in the Whitby area:

"Residents are reminded to be vigilant with their safety and the safety of their pets. If you encounter a coyote do not turn your back or run away. Remain calm and back away slowly. If you are out walking in the evening or early morning, bring a whistle or other device to scare away any approaching animal. Always walk dogs on a leash and try to keep cats inside.

For more information on coyotes, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources Office at 905-713-7400, or your local animal services office.

If you feel a coyote is posing an immediate threat or danger to public safety, call 911."

Nov 08, 2011
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East of the end of Manning - North of Hwy 2
by: Anonymous

Last night (November 7, 2011)- starting at about 9 pm - there was howling in the ravine, east of the cemetary - just east of Gerrard, North of Hwy 2.

It woke me up at around 2 am and again around 4 or so. VERY loud. There are a LOT of people who walk their dogs on the "Oshawa" side of the ravine, and kids cut through the woods to get to the local elementary school.

This is going to be a tragic story, one day soon.

Nov 04, 2011
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Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Please keep in mind that while seeing coyotes in the area can be startling, these animals are more than likely wandering into suburbs and communities because of all the development that has occurred in the Durham region in recent years, resulting in the degradation of their environment and food. Part of the reason they are coming so close is because they are so accustomed to seeing us, and they have no where else to go.

Proposing ideas of eradication, and relocation is irrational, unfair, and grounded in an outdated colonial mindset that has no place in this community. This is a shared space and those animals have every right to be here.

I also have pets and children. However, having outdoor pets on the loose is already taking a risk, especially with the amount of traffic, regardless of a coyote factor.

Coyotes hunt primarily in the early morning 1am-6am, and 80% of their diet is made of small rodents. Take precaution by avoiding walking in wooded areas, and ravines with your pets during this time, if you are worried. Coyotes also prefer to travel along already set paths such as trails and sidewalks, and they walk along high vantage points to seek out prey like mice.

If you encounter a coyote let it know you are human by making noise and not running. Don't let your pets out in an open area in the early morning, take them out on a leash, or let them out in a fenced backyard.

The presence of coyotes helps maintain a balanced ecosystem. Please be respectful, fair, do your research, and take proper precautions. Don't refer to an animal as a "problem".

Coyote's are as highly adaptable as humans, and have been around longer than wolves. The fact that they are present in every continent is testimony to the fact that their survival is a complete defiance of humanity's attempts to eliminate them. They will never go away.

These issues are obvious results of our own stupidity, over development and assumptions that we have dominion over nature and the right to manipulate and eradicate at our own discretion.


Sep 27, 2011
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Coyotes in Ajax
by: Anonymous

You can hear them everyday, one was spotted in a park on Todhunter Crescent, off Salem between Rossland and Taunton

Sep 16, 2011
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Coyotes do attack
by: Anonymous

Coyotes have attacked and killed a young woman in Nova Scotia and have attacked several others. There, they suggest walking with a large stick and making lots of noise.

Sep 14, 2011
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D'Hillier Park Coyotes
by: Anonymous

There are Coyotes all over the D'Hillier Park / Otter creek area.

You can hear and see them every week.

They were here first people, we are the problem not them!

We've come into their territory & continue to do so with a great increase each year.

Sep 07, 2011
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Coyote on our front lawn
by: Anonymous

My husband was out on our front steps with our 2 year old Shih tzu the other night around 12:30 am when he saw "something" creeping around the flower bed several feet away from our front steps. He grab our dog and went inside. We have heard that coyotes have been spotted on our street which is located near Dundas and Thickson area. It makes me very uneasy to know that these predators are out there. I think the city needs to deal with this problem before another pet gets taken.

Aug 11, 2011
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Coyotes at Highway 2 and Thickson!
by: Anonymous

Pack of at least 3 Coyotes at Hwy 2 and Thickson (just east of) at 9:45 pm crossing THE MAJOR HIGHWAY. Come on!

Jul 25, 2011
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Yelping
by: Mustafa

We were just awoken by 6 coyotes barking and yelping outside our house.

May 20, 2011
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Cull the Coyotes in Whitby... please?
by: Paul

Hello and thanks for making the blog. Just last night ( early morning 20th of May) what sounded to be a pack of Coyotes wakened me up twice with their horrid screaming.

I live at Garden and north of Mary Street, close to the railroad tracks. Seriously, as I looked out of my bedroom window it was a clear sky, almost full mooon and very bright.

It was like a spooky scene from some "Hound of the Baskerville's" movie!

I was in terror for any neighbour who had left their pet dog or cat out overnight, and wanted to run downstairs to make sure my Parson Jack Russell terrier was inside the house.

A pack that size needs to be culled or they will end up killing someone, never mind our pets!

I've heard the pack before, but not as close or seemingly as bold.

My children must walk to school though the park and past the area where these beasts had their early hours 'party'.

The town of Whitby needs to do something or some person is going to become the next victim.

Apr 28, 2011
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Coyotes in Whitby
by: S Anderson

My daughter and I saw three Coyotes walking up our street (Garrard, Manning area) at 11:30 pm.

They were wandering into people's yards, probably searching for food.

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