Port Hope Coyotes
(Port Hope, Ontario, Canada)
Hello - my wife and I live in Port Hope, Ontario, near a town park with soccer fields and a trail system. We enjoy walking our dog along the trail in the evenings and early mornings.
Over the last 2 years we have encountered Coyotes on several occasions along this trail. Most recently one watched me and our dog from a short distance across the soccer field and even began to follow us which I found a bit unnerving.
Is this normal behavior for one of these animals? He/she seemed very inquisitive and a little bold.
I love seeing animals in their natural habitat but should we be taking any precautions?
Thanks for your interesting site!
JoelHello Joel - thanks for your input - the only thing I can think of is for you to make noise as you walk your dog - you don't want to surprise any wild animal, and you might also consider walking with another person who is also walking their dog, and perhaps take a stick (walking stick, cane or baseball bat) along with you.
Perhaps one of our readers may have some advice for you .....