Coyotes On Bovaird
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
At about 10:30pm on Thursday November 15, I was walking my 2 dogs along the Etobicoke Creek Trail just south of Bovaird Drive in Brampton, Ontario.
I usually let the dogs off leash to explore in the bushes and trees even though it's not a leash free park (no one's around at that time anyway).
But tonight the dogs were too excited about something, so I did not let them off and thank goodness I didn't!
As I came close to the street I spotted a BIG Coyote on the hill, it started to approach us and my Cane Corso growled at it.
The Coyote backed off a bit, but then I looked behind me and there was another one and they were circling us! I wanted to take pictures with my phone but they were really getting close and I was really getting scared especially since I was also pushing a stroller with my infant son in it.
I started running up the hill with the dogs and the stroller to the street and they were still following!
I ran another 50 meters, looked over my shoulder and they had stopped following, but one of them was still watching me.
I don't know anything about Coyote behavior but I felt like they were hunting us and they were smart enough not to continue on to the road.
They seem very brave as well to think they could take on a Husky and a Cane Corso, could they?
How could I have scared them off? Wow, those were pretty brazen about watching and following you. You were right to leave, but I probably would have walked, rather than ran, as running can trigger any dog (or Coyote) to chase you.
Is it possible for you to walk with other people?
Also, the Coyotes are likely more active when it is dark, and are hunting then, so if you can, walk your dogs and baby, when it is daylight.
Perhaps other readers will have ideas for you.