Possible Wolf or Coyote pack in Collingwood
I live on the SW part of Collingwood, Ontario, that is bordered by forest and farmland. Over the past couple months there have been sightings of Coyotes and Grey Wolves in the area.
The pack seems to be getting more aggressive as they are coming into a nearby subdivision at night to hunt. Two nights ago (November 18th) my wife and I were out walking our golden retrievers, and any of the dogs that were backing onto an open field were going ballistic.
Shortly after that started you could hear the pack yelping. This is not the first time I have heard them this close to home. My wife had even spotted a Coyote while on a walk in the middle of the day right on a walking path here in town.
Needless to say she is terrified of them and won't even let the dogs go out in our fenced-in backyard once it is dark.
Should we be worried about them trying to come over a 6.5' fence? I know that lots of other people in the neighborhood have been worried about them. And some have said that they have clearly seen Grey Wolves.
I'm not too sure how to know the difference by their sound.Thanks for your submission to our website, Kevin.
I'd suggest that you click on the links above, for Coyotes and Wolves - I have put Youtube videos on those pages, so you can click on the video and listen to the sound that each animal makes.
The Coyotes "Yip" and the Wolves "Howl" so you might be able to listen to the sounds, and know what you are dealing with.