Sighting on December 24th 2011
by Cindy Lee Morton
(East York, Ontario, Canada)
I was walking my dog at 9:30 am, in the neighbourhood of Dawes Road and Gower in East York, Ontario, on Glen Albert Drive.
I walked up the street and there was this large Coyote
. I was about 12 feet away and I was shaking with fear because of my dog and the stories I heard on the news where the dog was grabbed by a Coyote.
The Coyote and I saw each other and as I picked up my dog I turned and walked away very carefully as not to startle the Coyote, and as I was walking away I looked back and I saw it was following me, so I tried to walk faster and remained calm.
The Coyote was on a neighbour's property just roaming around on the grass near the sidewalk.
I walk this way every morning with my dog and now I am in fear for my life and my dog and the whole community.
We live right around a school and there have been many sightings of Coyotes. I live near Taylor Creek Park and something needs to be done for everyone's safety.
This is not their territory and for all of the children and our safety, we need to protect our community and place these Coyotes in their safe environment before something drastic happens to one of us.