by Kayla Murdock
Today as I was walking to school with two of my friends, we were walking through a trail in a forest leading to our school.
Anyway, we were walking when I noticed a light brown greyish looking thing.
At first I thought it was Raccoon but it was obviously not, so then I calmly said to my friends "We need to go the other way cuz I see something and I'm not sure if it's a Coyote or a Wolf".
I spotted this wild Coyote-looking thing at Glen Erin, on the College Way (Mississauga Ontario)
So now we have to walk a really long way to go and to get back from school.
Thanks for telling us about your encounter - it probably was a Coyote or a Coywolf.
It is highly unlikely that this creature would be a danger to you, but if you do travel through that area, make sure you make enough noise that the animals know you are there.
In Ontario there were 13,000 Emergency Room visits because of domestic dog bites in 2011-12, whereas, the biggest danger from Coyotes is to dogs and cats.
Just be cautious when going through wooded areas and always walk with friends - this will help keep you safe from anything in the woods.