Wolves in Ottawa

by Anon
(Kanata, Ontario, Canada)

I live in Kanata, Ontario, at the boundary of a wilderness area.

It is pretty common to see Coyotes, but early this morning at 4:00 am I heard a Wolf howl.

The sound is quite different than a Coyote's yipping sounds, very deep and throaty.

I was not aware that we had Wolves in this area, although I have heard of reports in the Kingston area.

Thanks for this report of your hearing the voice of the Wolf - some people report hearing a Wolf howling, but often, they don't realize that what they are hearing is a Coyote, however, you are used to hearing Coyotes, and can tell the difference.

I wonder if any other readers from the Ottawa area have seen or heard Wolves lately? If you have, please write and let us know!


I will also post this on our facebook page.

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Sep 12, 2019
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Orléans sighting
by: Anonymous

I live in Orléans and am sure I saw a wolf cross Montreal Road this evening. My friends also said they saw a wolf (presumably the same one) cross the George Etienne Cartier Parkway earlier this week.

Jul 24, 2019
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Parkway Road, Metcalfe
by: Anonymous

Almost every night around 2am I hear coyotes yipping (maybe 3-4 packs as they call out to each other), wolves howling shortly after and dog like cries/yelping. These packs are all usually within a 10 minute walk and sometimes just outside my back yard.

Jun 27, 2019
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Johnston Road Coywolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Spotted what seemed to be a Coywolf, or a Coyote with its full fur for the winter on Johnston Road, near Conroy.

Jun 26, 2019
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Wolf seen on Osgoode Leitrim trail
by: MA PA (FB)

4 of us biking / geocaching on Osgoode / Leitrim trail on Monday. A few kms south of Mitch Owens Road we met 3 individuals who said they had seen a large animal that they at first thought was a bear but then identified as a Wolf. They do the trail regularly and usually stop for lunch. They were very nervous because they had their food with them. They suggested that we not continue, however we were geocaching and did not want to stop. We saw nothing as we proceeded

Jun 21, 2019
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Coywolf
by: Anonymous

We have been seeing a Coy-wolf on the Hylands Golf Course. He is not afraid. He tried to get the eggs of a wild turkey, but the turkey foiled his attempt.

May 26, 2019
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Wolf vs Coyote
by: Anonymous

There are a few YouTube videos with recordings of wolf vs coyote howls. The wolf howl is longer and sadder sounding as well as more melodious. The pack of coyotes that used to live in the McCarthy - Uplands Park seem to have left the area. I would not be surprised if this was the same pack that now prowls the area of Bank street at Conroy.

May 16, 2019
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Wolf at Conroy and Bank St
by: Anonymous

I think I saw a Grey Wolf tonight just after 9 pm at Conroy Rd and Bank St, in Ottawa South. It looked much bigger and fuller than any Coyote I’ve seen, and with more white. I pulled over and it retreated to the tall grass/forest area.

Apr 22, 2019
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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

Around 9 pm 04/22/2019 south bound on Ramsayville just after Whyte side road, saw a large grey coloured wolf cross the road and head up a long dirt driveway.

Apr 14, 2019
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Wolf howling in Dunrobin
by: Anonymous

I woke up at 2 am to the sound of what I think was a wolf. It sounded like it was in front of my bedroom. Next thing I thought "Did I leave the garage door open?" I waited a little bit and then went. I turned on the garage lights from inside the kitchen, then I carefully opened the kitchen door that leads to the garage....

Apr 07, 2019
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A whole group of coyotes south east end
by: Anonymous

A whole pack of Coyotes few minutes from Conroy and Johnston. Loud noises at night etc.

Apr 04, 2019
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Prince of Wales between Colonnade and Fisher
by: Anonymous

I'm pretty sure I saw a Wolf this morning around 6:30 am on Prince of Wales between Colonnade and Fisher. It was too big to be a Coyote and didn't have the features of a dog.

Mar 07, 2019
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Coyote at General Hospital
by: Anonymous

Coyote sighted at General Hospital area (Roger Guindon Parking), this was Thursday March 7, 2019 at 1 pm.

Mar 07, 2019
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Timber Wolves
by: Kirk

March 6, while driving just outside Osgoode around 1 pm I saw a large dark (almost black) reclining figure in a farmer's field. Got closer, stopped the car saw two more slowly walking ahead of the one laying down. Was close enough to see they were not domestic, definitely Wolves, did some research and Timber Wolf seems to fit.
Looked like they were enjoying the sun, almost lazy.

Mar 05, 2019
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Wolf or Coyote?
by: Anonymous

Just saw large animal in Kanata this morning near Terry Fox Drive. I thought it was a Wolf but perhaps more likely a Coyote.
March 5, 2019

Mar 02, 2019
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Wolf Howls near Mer Bleue
by: Anonymous

Out near Mer Bleue are Ridge and Walkley Roads. Halfway way around for woods walk. Nearly saw them but sure heard them screaming in the fields. We left very fast.

Feb 17, 2019
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Two Wolves at Avalon Orleans
by: Anonymous

Caution: I was walking my dog at 7 pm by the walking trail between Aquaview and Brian Coburn and saw 2 coyotes running and crossing Brian Coburn.
Please, neighbour, don't leave your pet in the backyard unsupervised. Thanks.

Feb 05, 2019
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Wolf/coyote - Hunt Club/Greenboro- 4 Feb 2019
by: Anonymous

Seen crossing Johnston Road at Tapiola Crescent.

Feb 05, 2019
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Green's Creek meet up.
by: Susan

Feb 2, 2019 Green's Creek Orleans
I was skiing on Green's Creek, I was almost to the Queen's way, stopped at a corner of the creek and was standing under a tree. I could not see what was around the corner and as I stood there a very health large coyote trotted around the corner. Can't believe how the deep snow did not effect his movement at all. I saw him first so before he saw me I moved and waved my arms. He finally saw me, checked me over for a second and then took off. What a beauty! Be careful out there folks.

Jan 18, 2019
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Coyote seen near Lynda Lane and General Hospital
by: Anonymous

Coyote seen near Lynda Lane and Billings Rd around 8 am on January 18th 2019. Grey / tawny coloured. Patchy fur.

Dec 05, 2018
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East end parkway /orleans
by: Anonymous

I was driving at around 3 pm a couple day ago and saw a big black wolf (assuming mix of coyote and wolf) eating a big chunk of something dead. Sizeable meal that was almost the size of a human torso (though it seemed to have had 4 legs...so not human!). I stepped out and took a picture at a safe distance. Nearby RCMP was also taking pictures with a large lensed camera. This was just at the greenbelt on the parkway before crossing the highway and hitting mtl road/st joseph.

Dec 04, 2018
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Blackburn Hamlet sighting.
by: Anonymous

I believe I saw 2 wolves cross Bearbrook in Blackburn Hamlet area just south of the soccer dome into the field. The smaller one was about the size of a medium shepherd, the larger one was almost twice as big. Looked much larger and fuller than coyotes I have seen.

Dec 04, 2018
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Wolf feasting
by: Anonymous

Monday December 3 2018 at 3:30pm driving on the Rockcliffe Parkway and almost at Montreal Road, there was an RCMP car stopped on the east side, all lights flashing. It was, I assumed to throw caution to us the drivers that 50 feet from the west side of the street a very large wolf was feasting on a large carcass that might have been a young deer. The wolf was intelligent enough to be facing us on the road while he ate.
Quite impressive.

Nov 26, 2018
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Coyote sighting at KRC
by: Anonymous

This morning around, November 26 2018 9:30 am I was walking my dog at KRC park in Kanata and I saw a coyote - I think there were 2 of them as the one I saw was quite a distance away which looked more like a husky. As we were making our way back to the car I noticed it across the pond where the gazebo is, walking towards the bush. We hurried along but I sensed something was near us. I kept looking back and as we approached the car I saw one that was quite thin looking it was eating something and stood there for about 10 minutes then ran over to the north side of the park.

Oct 17, 2018
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Wolves in Ottawa!?
by: Anonymous

I was driving home on the Aviation Parkway, at around 2:30 pm heading towards Orléans. I had just passed the Aviation Museum when I noticed something crossing the street. At first I thought it was a husky. But I have to husky’s of my own, and when I got closer to it, I realized it definitely was not a husky! It was definitely a Wolf! It was assorted browns in colour and he was big. I thought it so odd that it was just leisurely crossing the road, like it was normal.

Sep 06, 2018
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Howling in Barrhaven
by: Anonymous

Last night I’ve heard howling, I’m not sure who was behind that sounds (coyotes or wolves), but it’s a second time I woke up at night at about 3-3:30 am because of howling sound. I live in south Barrhaven, close to Manotick. We just moved to the Ottawa area, and in my childhood I used to hear wolf howling a lot (lived in the are where wolf habitat is).
So really I’m not sure (never heard coyotes before).

Aug 24, 2018
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Wolf in Ottawa
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I was walking my dog where the old military base was at Rockliffe and my dog ran after a wolf. My dog is a 125 lbs Bouvier and the wolf was at least 3-4 inches taller than my dog. He was slim and not afraid of my dog at all. They are building houses there which some people already live in. I’ve seen coyotes, foxes and deer throughout the 4 years but have never seen a wolf. My dog was lucky and so I won’t be going back there again.

Aug 04, 2018
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Coyote/wiolf young, bear Catholic Church Alta vista
by: Anonymous

A young thin coyote/wolf wandering on construction newly grass seeded area west of Alta Vista, east of train tracks on the edge of the hospital link, 500 meters from the Catholic Church. 3:38 pm Saturday Aug 4, 2018.

Jul 31, 2018
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Half Moon Bay Interloper
by: Anonymous

Large, sleek, short haired reddish-brown coyote (coywolf?) loped across Greenbank Rd near Cambrian traffic circle July 27. It was around 10 pm and he/she was headed for the large culvert behind the new housing development of Half Moon Bay. We turned around to see if we could catch him/her in our headlights again and sure enough, it loped back over Greenbank and into the large park on the other side of the road. Healthy looking and on a mission ... didn't even look at on-coming traffic, just moved purposefully straight ahead.

Jul 30, 2018
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Third time sighting
by: Anonymous

I’ve seen what I assume was a wolf or coy wolf (he was big, grey bushy fur and tail stuck out straight behind him) crossing around an underpass on Heron Rd not far from the Canadian Tire just passing Heron Park, in the afternoon in broad daylight in 2013! We were driving in our car around 4 pm and it was surreal in that he successfully crossed 4 lanes of traffic and when he got across to the other side he ran right behind two young boys walking along Heron they didn’t even notice him as he ran up the hill behind them right into the bush he was gone just like that.
Just yesterday driving past the RCMP building on St. Joseph we saw a coy wolf running along the road like he owned the place. It must be the same guy because we’ve seen one cross there a couple of times before right near the fruit stand and the RCMP building on St. Joseph Blvd in Orleans.

Jul 29, 2018
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Manotick
by: Anonymous

Caught 2 different coyotes on my surveillance camera in my back yard in Manotick. My 7 year old cat is also missing.

Jul 21, 2018
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July 21 2018 Coywolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

Hello, I saw two Coywolf cross Brian Coburn at night behind the Walmart in Orleans. There is a tall grass corridor there. I assume they were Coywolf as they were large and fast and looked like two Wolves from a distance. I have seen many coyotes and wild wolves out West. These guys were taller than a coyote and I assume there are no wolves in Orleans as they usually avoid human areas.

Jul 01, 2018
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Wolf on Carling
by: John

Call me crazy but I’m 99 percent sure that I just saw a wolf running down Carling in the middle of the road. So did the lady that almost crashed her car in disbelief. It had a huge head and I could tell that it wasn’t a dog by the way it was loping and it’s large head and feet. I’m in Algonquin Park all the time and I have to come to Ottawa to see a wolf!! Ha ha!

Jun 23, 2018
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Wolf in Cumberland Estates?
by: Anonymous

Driving home at 3 am I saw what looked initially like a smallish husky crossing Quillivan Road. But, the tail wasn't carried high and I couldn't see a collar. I followed it around the neighbourhood a bit (up Quillivan to Royal Orchard) where I lost it. Walked comfortably on the roads and stopped to look at me for a good long while before he kept trotting away. Never broke into a run. Grayish colour and bigger than a coyote.

Jun 03, 2018
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Wolves and Coyotes near Kemptville
by: Anonymous

I heard Wolves howling back and forth far away, in the Kemptville area last night. I heard Coyotes on the Thursday before Victoria day weekend, in Kemptville area, as well. The wolves were making long howls and the responses were spaced well apart. The coyotes, on the other hand, just yipped quite rapidly and all at the same time. Very sweet to hear coyotes, and a bit mysterious to hear the wolves. I spotted a coyote off of Bronson, while heading south to Heron, on a late morning last week. I have seen them in Alta Vista too, around 4 am in the winter.

May 08, 2018
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Howl and yips, Alta Vista, near Catholic Church
by: Anonymous

After 23:00 May 7th, near the Catholic Church on Alta Vista there was a howl of a wolf-like nature followed by yipping and then another howl like sound. There was more then one animal as it came from different directions.

May 06, 2018
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Wolf found near Black Rapids Creek/Country place
by: Anonymous

Large white wolf spotted near the Black rapids creek. Just West of Prince of Wales. This was NOT a coyote, far too big. This is near a popular walking path and dog trail. Though it was on the other side of the creek.

Apr 29, 2018
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Civic Hospital Area
by: Anonymous

My husband and I just saw a large coyote running on our street this morning towards the Civic Hospital. I would guess that it was from the Experimental Farm but I’m surprised to see that it has ventured so far away from that area.

Apr 26, 2018
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Riverside Drive Hospital Link Road sighting
by: Jan Lou

Healthy, good-sized coyote, nice thick tail, no mange, sighted 3 p.m.-ish 26 April 2018 in the meadow bordered by the new Hospital Link Road and Riverside Drive. I had just seen someone walking a German Shepherd. Moments later, sighted this coyote, same size, on the slope at the southwest corner of Hincks & Riverside. He/she got up from the grass there, trotted south along the ridge in that meadow that can be seen from Riverside Diver at the Lycee Claudel OC Transpo station. I've seen him/her before think he/she comes up from the riverfront at Frobisher. A treat to see. Might also explain absence of rabbits on the west side of Riverside. (they're abundant this year on the east side...) :)
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.4062746,-75.6670284,17z?hl=en

Mar 08, 2018
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Windsor Park
by: Anonymous

Hello Ottawa! I live on Belmont Avenue, the day is March 8th 2018. I was just out having a smoke in the backyard when I saw a big grey wolf-like animal. I first assumed it was a husky and the owner would follow, but when no owner followed I ran up to have a look as it ran in the distance and this thing was alone and moving quick. Be careful out there!!!

Mar 03, 2018
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Coyote on Hunt Club Golf Course
by: Anonymous

I was walking my standard poodle on the golf course around 5:30 pm on Monday when I noticed a Coyote approaching us, about 300 ft away. Before I had a chance to stop my dog, he ran after the coyote, who ran away. I called my dog back and we both started to walk back toward home. Having taken about 5 steps in snowshoes, I remembered that you should never turn your back on a coyote. So I looked back and noticed that the coyote was now running toward us. My dog ran right up to the coyote and challenged him. I thought I was going to witness a bloody fight but my dog, about the same size as the coyote, stood his ground, circling him, holding his chest, head and tail very high. The coyote backed down after about 20 seconds (which seemed like an eternity to me) and eventually ran back in the direction he had come from. I won't be walking my dog at dusk anymore.

Feb 16, 2018
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CoyWolf in Orleans on St-Joseph
by: Eddie

I was leaving the Louis-Riel dome last week, as I turned on St-Joseph I saw a Coywolf near the RCMP and Orleans Fruit Farm. He was alone and casually crossing the street. He has a pretty thick coat and very bushy tail.

Feb 15, 2018
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Coyotes on Limebank Road
by: Anonymous

February 14th, 2018, around 7:45pm. Saw two coyotes cross the street in front of my car driving down Limebank Rd. Just before Mitch Owens Rd. They were big! And not in any hurry. Casually walked across. Watching the car.

Feb 12, 2018
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CoyWolf Sighting
by: Henry

February 11 2018 at 06:55 am. I was traveling east Hwy 174 half a kilometre from the Jeanne D'Arc exit, a large CoyWolf crossed the hwy, north to south a 100 ft in front of me. Once on the south side, stopped and turned to look at my vehicle. I had slowed down and was the only vehicle in the vicinity at the time.

Feb 08, 2018
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Coywolf near General Hospital
by: Anonymous

My wife and I went for our regular early evening walk tonight, that crosses the large woodlot that separates the Ottawa General Hospital from Riverview Park. This was February 8th, around 7:30 p.m. and saw a large tawny coloured dog (we thought) and we are 99% sure this was a coywolf. It was standing at the north end of the path that leads from the hospital road to Station Blvd, and it was standing directly under the path-side light. It was about 100 metres away and as we moved toward it, it left the path and ended up travelling west along the hydro corridor. Based on similar look in online images and the fact that there was no dog owner around, we are now pretty sure it was a coywolf. We stared at each other for a couple minutes before he turned and loped away along a X-country ski path that heads toward Alta Vista Drive and the Rideau River. After multiple Google image searches, I am sure that's what it was.

Feb 07, 2018
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Coyote
by: Anonymous

I saw a coyote off Leitrim Road behind the airport in Ottawa, hunting.

Feb 07, 2018
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Coyote sighted in Craig Henry/Centrepointe
by: Anonymous

Crossed paths with what looked like a grey coyote on the path between Craig Henry and Centrepointe. It stopped momentarily when it saw me and my dog and then continued running east.

Feb 04, 2018
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Coywolves
by: Anonymous

Last night getting ready for bed, I looked out my window on Willowbark Drive in Chapel Hill north. Spotted what I thought was a dog that had gotten loose. Then saw another "dog" followed by another two that were about twenty feet back. Fascinating! They just trotted away down the middle of the street.

Jan 30, 2018
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Coyote sighting near Half Moon Bay
by: Anonymous

Saw three Coyotes in the field on the east side of Borrisokane the last 3 days. Both on the north and south side of creek depending on which day.


Jan 30, 2018
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Coyote Sighting
by: Anonymous

I live on Turner Crescent in Orleans, Ontario and my back yard faces Tenth Line Road where there are a lot of trees. This morning at 5 am I let my Jack Russell terrier outside to go pee and she started walking to the back of our fence and barking and when I opened the patio door I could hear that something was walking in the trees, it was breaking the ice on the snow. I called my dog and she finally came to the patio door and then I saw the coyote walking right at our fence. I am wondering if anyone else in the Queenswood Height neighbourhood have also seen this coyote.

Jan 22, 2018
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Coy Wolf
by: Anonymous

We saw a Coy Wolf (large, yellow grey fur, very healthy) at Falkenridge golf course this morning January 21,2018 (across from the Rideau Carleton racetrack). He was not afraid and came close to the club house.

Jan 20, 2018
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Coyote (Slack Rd - Pinhey Forest)
by: Anonymous

Spotted two very thin Coyotes this morning (10 am) while getting ready to walk the trails in the NCC Pinhey Forest, near the Nepean Sportsplex. They were not scared of us, they used the trails. We went back in the car as they were approaching us. The Coyotes stood in the P15 parking lot entrance looking to cross Slack Rd. They were not scared of the cars, but didn't cross because it was busy. They proceeded down the trail away from the road and then the 2 split up. We did not see them after that.


Jan 16, 2018
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Coyote sighting Riverside Drive
by: Anonymous

Sighting at 8 pm, the Coyote was in the green space between Main and Bank. It seemed to be travelling via the river.

Jan 04, 2018
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Coywolf sighting at Saint Joseph
by: Anonymous

Second time seeing a Coywolf at Saint Joseph at the Orleans Fruit Farm (north side) and RCMP property (south side). It was around 8 am in mid-November 2017 where I saw the larger Coywolf waiting for his turn to cross the busy 4-lane street. His nose was square and he had a thicker build.

Dec 17, 2017
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Orleans Wolves
by: Anonymous

Saw two Wolves just past the overpass of 174 driving north on Rockcliff at 11:10 Saturday December 16th 2017. Definitely bigger than Coyotes, so either Wolves or Coy-wolves.

Dec 06, 2017
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Coywolf sightings in Orleans south
by: tina

Mer Blue and new development across the Mer Blue Renaud intersection, since August I've had 6 sightings, this morning was closest, and always between 5 am - 6:30 am.

Dec 03, 2017
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Coy at Smyth and Lynda Lane
by: Anonymous

Spotted last night, must be moving up and down the Alta Vista green space. Be careful if walking with/without dog on the trail.

Nov 25, 2017
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Coywolf Blackburn Hamlet
by: Anonymous

Saw a coywolf 7 am when I was driving to work Friday morning. It was eating remains of a roadkill in the middle of the road on Bearbrook near St-Joseph. It was not bothered with cars driving by. It had black fur, and some brown or beige fur and was bigger than a coyote.

Nov 21, 2017
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Coyote near Hazeldean Mall
by: Anonymous

Just now at 11:40 am - I was walking on old quarry trail on the path that connects Dartmoor to Eagleson, heading towards Hazeldean Mall. He crossed my path about 75 feet ahead of me. He was going in the direction of Palomino, coming out of the main woods. HUGE TAIL.

Nov 15, 2017
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Coywolf crossing Conroy
by: Anonymous

Last night a Coywolf crossed from hydro pole area half way, then ducked back due to traffic. Very large.

Nov 07, 2017
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Coy Wolf crossing St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans
by: George

On my way to work in early September (2017), I saw a Coy Wolf cross St. Joseph Blvd. traveling north to the Orleans Fruit Farm apple orchard. He was skinny and tall, definitely had more coyote in it than wolf. He remained confident and proud as he crossed the busy road.

Oct 15, 2017
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Crossing Hwy 417 near Hunt Club
by: Anonymous

Saw one cross the west bound highway 417 before Hunt Club exit right in front of me. Very large, very fast.

Sep 29, 2017
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Coyote Wolves
by: Brenda

I was told by a lady living on Armitage in Dunrobin that during the winter when the Ottawa River is frozen over, it is not unusual to have wolves cross over from the Gatineau Hills. She mentioned also that partial deer carcasses are often found on her property and completely devoured the following day.

Sep 21, 2017
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Coyote
by: Brian

Came across this posting, while searching Coyotes in Pinhey Forest. I saw a young Coyote this morning. Very cool!

Sep 05, 2017
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Wolves in Cheney
by: Anonymous

We hear them from time to time out here. Never see them though. They must be in Larose Forest.

Aug 23, 2017
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Coyotes in Emerald Meadows
by: Anonymous

I live in Emerald Meadows, Kanata. We have Coyotes here walking around all hours of the day, they are not afraid & walking around the paths like stray hungry dogs they walk just a few feet away from people, there are a pack of them living in a bush with the Co op development playground just behind that with children playing and behind that is a school. I have contacted the Councillor a number of times to ask if they can trap them & remove the bush before a child gets attacked, but they refuse to remove the bush and do not seem to take this issue seriously. It is just a matter of time before there is an incident so I guess we will just have to wait because the City just does not care!

Aug 11, 2017
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Coywolf?
by: Heather

I was walking my dogs on the trails behind the Sportsplex yesterday and ran into what I think was a Coywolf. It looked like a Coyote but much much larger head and it was just slightly smaller than my setter. Bit of a shock as it followed us for about 5 minutes and stayed about 15' away the whole time. It didn't seem to be bothered by my shouting at it and throwing sticks. I am guessing that there was a den or something nearby as it stayed with us for so long. My only worry was that it would decide to take on my dogs (one very small and potential food, one large and potential aggressive challenger). I phoned the police after I got home (not a complaint, after all I invaded its territory) as I wasn't sure if I should report it. I was told there was no need to report it as there were lots back there and they were generally fine unless cornered. Perhaps the sign saying you can walk dogs on leash should be changed should be changed to no dogs, or at least a warning sign put up.

Thanks for the info - I think warning signs would be a good idea and you may have to approach your municipality and suggest it.

Jul 31, 2017
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Wolves spotted on Innes - could they be coywolves?
by: Anonymous

I was on Innes Road near Anderson this evening when a couple ran at high speed (I was going 80). These were large and did not look like coyote ... it took me by surprise by the size and speed, and I was so close to hitting them as they dashed across so quickly.

Jul 25, 2017
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Wolves seen at the experimental farm
by: Brandie

I love watching the wolves in the experimental farm! My daughter and I watch them every night they have been there since last September. All they are after are mice, rats and groundhogs. We are taking their woodland away from them and they need to make a living somehow. It's nice to see a beautiful animal like this in Ottawa. Can we just let them be? I walked right up to the pair of them, they looked at me and ran away. They have no interest in us, just the mice and groundhogs. Look on the bright side - all of those noisy geese are gone!

Jul 12, 2017
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George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, Orleans
by: Starsky

Saw a coyote or was it a wolf at 6 pm today, riding my bike on the George-Etienne Cartier Parkway. Heading east - south/east before the bridge over the 174. The coyote sauntered nonchalantly across the road, right in front of my bike. It had no fear. Strange but cool.

Jul 06, 2017
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Coyote
by: Dan

I came across an injured Coyote hobbling on 3 legs in my Kanata North backyard (close to Dunrobin Rd) this morning. Have heard them at night in the past, but first time I've seen one.

Jul 04, 2017
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Coyote or Wolves
by: Anonymous

Cottage rental near Wesport just past Perth and I've heard it sounds like coyotes howling, but I'm not sure if they travel in packs. I can't tell which one it is, but I've heard them twice.

Jun 04, 2017
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Wolves
by: James

Me and my wife were enjoying a late evening hot tub. As we were sitting in the tub in Stittsville Dalewood, 2 wolves pranced past us on the walking path behind our home that backs onto conservation land. Shortly after they began their very deep howl followed by many replies coming from the forest. That was the end of our hot tub for the evening.

Jun 04, 2017
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Coyote running on Constellation Cres off Baseline
by: Anonymous

I was outside my office building at 5pm last Thursday June 1st, and a large coyote ran past me on the other side of the road. I figured he had come up the ravine that is now mostly Baseline transit station. He crossed over the road towards me and then headed around the building to Ben Franklin. Maybe off to catch some ducks in the ponds!

Jun 03, 2017
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Two coyotes/coywolves on Morley Blvd
by: Anonymous

Just spotted two coyotes/coywolves heading southbound on Morley Blvd (near Baseline and Prince of Wales south of Experimental Farm). One was quite large and the other smaller. A lot of cover near here not only within the farm but in the forested parklands near here. My son spotted the larger of the two at Wilshire and Morley two days ago. Lock up your cats. The ground hogs that used to be common in the area seem to have already disappeared. If only they would go after the squirrels...

May 30, 2017
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Coyote Spotted in South Kanata
by: Anonymous

A coyote ran right past my dog and I in the Meadowbreeze Park near Emerald Meadows Drive at 9am on May 28 2017.

May 15, 2017
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Coyotes at the Experimental Farm
by: Anonymous

I spotted a Coyote multiple times on the experimental farm. Today the Coyote ran away when I got in my car and he was only using 3 legs. Seemed as though his back left paw was injured. Maybe hanging around to catch rodents... Groundhogs etc. Seems way too brave for me. Not afraid to walk right towards me until I got in the car.

May 11, 2017
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Heard Wolves in Carp Region May 11 2017
by: Kelly G

Heard a pack of Wolves howling last night near the Carp Ridge region. Very cool to hear these animals in the region.

Apr 30, 2017
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Stalked and chased by two wolves or large coyotes
by: Patricia Le Saux

I was walking my dog in the woods behind the Nepean Sportsplex on Friday (April 28) around 1 pm and two large coyotes or wolves appeared 200 m ahead of me. They started to run towards me and then one turned off, I thought to circle behind me. They got as close as 20 metres from me. I was able to make a dash to the parking lot. I was badly shaken by this encounter. I have walked these trails for 25 years and never had this type of experience. I did report this to the NCC.

Apr 28, 2017
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Coyote Downtown
by: Simon

Spotted a Coyote downtown today. He had trapped himself in the canal pit at the height of Lansdowne Park. They are very well present in Ottawa and seem somewhat domesticated here. It looked healthy, that's probably why we're seeing less groundhogs around.

Apr 23, 2017
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Wolf outside of Richmond/Stittsville area
by: Anonymous

Spotted a large, single Wolf on Franktown Road this morning at about 5:20 am.

Apr 17, 2017
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Wolf/Large Coyote
by: W. A.

I saw a Wolf/large Coyote around 11:30 pm April 16, 2017 on Limebank Rd, between Leitrim and Tom Roberts Road, It ran across the road in front of my car. Had a nice lope to it. Quite large, light grey coat, very healthy looking. I noticed that it stood on the side for a while, I stopped the car then reversed to take a closer look. It ran away before I was able to take a photo.

Mar 21, 2017
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Wolf
by: Anonymous

I saw a Wolf during the week end, daylight, about 3 pm, at the corner March Road and Solandt, it was much bigger and more muscular than a Coyote, bigger than a German shepherd - a lone Wolf.



Mar 20, 2017
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Two Wolves in Kanata
by: Anonymous

March 20, 2017 - Saw two this morning at about 9:00 am, they walked along the trail behind our house between Maple Grove Rd and Hazeldean Road. This is the third time I saw them this year. I am sure they are Wolves.

Mar 19, 2017
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Two Wolves or Coywolves at Experimental Farm
by: Anonymous

Just saw two Wolves or Coywolves run across the road north of the turnoff onto Tunis to the National Capital Commission Drive. They were heading into the little wooded area there. I turned onto Fisher and saw the bigger one of the pair in the woods. No humans in sight. It had a Coyote-like head, but was much larger than a Coyote.

Mar 15, 2017
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Wolf in Kanata
by: Anonymous

Kanata backing onto N.C.C. saw a lone Wolf walking in the woods behind our chain link fence. Better keep cats inside!! This was March 2017.

Mar 10, 2017
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Coywolves
by: Heather

For a couple of weeks now on a nightly basis we hear the Coywolves in our backyard in Stittsville. The sounds are never pleasant. Normally we see raccoons and deer during the winter and they are nowhere to be found. If Coywolves are superior predators, do humans have anything to worry about?

Mar 09, 2017
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Wolf or Coyote?
by: Anonymous

Spotted a pair on Goulbourn Forced in Kanata yesterday. My rational side says they must be Coyotes, due to size and there was just the two of them that I saw, but the colouring, shape and look of the face did not look like a Coyote!

Mar 08, 2017
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Wolves Ottawa
by: Anonymous

I am pretty sure that saw two Wolves at Hunt Club Road and Cedarvale on March 8 2017. I first heard howling for about 10 minutes and then I saw them. They were too large to be Coyotes or dogs - did not have defined husky markings.

Mar 07, 2017
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2 am in Central Nepean
by: Lisa

I was woken up by what sounded like a Coyotes howling that went on for about 15 minutes with what sounded like pups or small dogs responding. This is near-term Merivale Road and Viewmount Drive area.

Mar 05, 2017
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Wolf
by: Anonymous

We had a wolf in our back yard in Kanata yesterday. When we took the dog out this morning we saw it again across the street in the woods.

Mar 02, 2017
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Carlsbad Springs
by: Anonymous

I am pretty wildlife savvy, and I could have sworn I saw two Wolves near Carlsbad Springs. Not Coyotes, or Coywolves ... Wolves. Approximately by the N.N.C. Greenbelt P24 (Russell Road).

Jan 06, 2017
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Coyotes in Avalon west
by: Anonymous

Just moved into a new development off of Garry Lalonde, heard Coyotes at 3 am and they sounded very close.

Jan 03, 2017
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Wolf in Kanata
by: Kyle

Saw one this morning at about 3:45 am crossing March Road between Herzberg and Teron. We though at first it was a fox from the distance but as we got closer it wasn't a fox. There's no way it was a dog. It could have been a Coyote but I highly doubt it.

Dec 24, 2016
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Wolf howl - Orelans
by: Anonymous

Early this morning 23 Dec, 2016 at 3:30 am I heard a Wolf howl. The sound is quite different than a Coyote's yipping sounds, very deep and throaty. I was not aware we had Wolves in the Orleans area?

Dec 17, 2016
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Gloucester Ontario
by: Paw Anon

Spotted a black Wolf near Lester on Albion/ Meandering Brook 😥. I was shocked but for a second guessed it was just a big dog, but drove close to guarantee myself it was a Wolf. No collar, no owner and it looked healthy. Some cars followed him. I took a left from Albion into Lester.

Dec 09, 2016
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Wolf on Woodroofe
by: Robert Langford

I saw a large Wolf around 1 am this morning 9 December on Woodroofe, south of Algonquin College. It ran across the road in front of my car. Had a nice lope to it. Quite large, dark grey coat, very healthy looking.

Dec 05, 2016
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Coyote, Coywolf or Wolf
by: Michael

Tonight (December 5th) at 6:30 pm my 12 yr old daughter from our car driving along Pleasant Park (in Elmvale Acres/Alta Vista) as it passes the green belt, saw what she said was "a Coyote or a large dog but looks too big to be a dog" and "wow, I can't believe what I'm seeing". I turned the car around to go back fully expecting to see a dog with the master close behind ... but it was no dog. At first I thought it was a Coyote, but as I stopped the car and rolled down the window it stood there in the snow beside the road looking at us and I wondered if it might be a Wolf, because of the grey, black and white colouring, and the size. We got a good close look at it, but I just don't know my Coyotes, Coywolves and Wolves well enough to identify them. It was quite something for both of us.

Dec 05, 2016
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Wolf in Altavista Green Space
by: Anonymous

I saw a very large wolf-looking animal running through the Kilborn area green space and crossing Kilborn at 8:00 am today. Later inspection of the area showed clear footprints of a large animal running (front and hind prints separated by approx 2 meters), without any accompanying human tracks nearby. It had a mid-gray, very thick tail and dense fur around the neck. If this was a dog, it was huge and it had no owner.

Dec 03, 2016
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Re: Blackburn Hamlet Wolf?
by: Anonymous

I believe that I saw a pair of Wolves crossing the street in the forest area before Blackburn Hamlet. They were not dogs and too large to be Coyotes. It was in the middle of the night and they trotted across behind my car as I was stopped. They looked healthy and had their full winter coats. Impressive.

Nov 10, 2016
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Wolf or Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

Not sure if was a Coyote ot Wolf but it was on my lawn today on Cloverlawn Crescent, off Appleford.

Oct 02, 2016
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Coyote sighting in Orleans
by: Anonymous

I saw a pack of very large Coyotes crossing Provence road by Innes in Orleans. Two were very large and grey. A third was almost white and a bit smaller. They just walked by me walking my small dog, yipped a few times and went into the field.

Jul 23, 2016
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Wolf at Experimental Farm July 22nd, 2016 8pm
by: Anonymous

I believe I saw a Wolf while cycling down National Capital Commission Driveway (between Prince of Wales and Fisher). He was, as the guy in November 2015 (who also saw a wolf at the farm) described, tall, long snout, brownish grayish with hint of red perhaps. He was definitely bigger than a coyote or fox. Bigger than a German Shepherd - certainly far leaner. He ran out from the fields onto the path and when he saw me ran back in again. He looked healthy - just to be sure my eyes didn't deceive me, I cycled down to Ash Lane - looked back and could see him running around the field then back out onto the path. Wolf or Coywolf. Haven't seen the latter but have seen documentaries about them.

Jun 19, 2016
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Ravine Park Orleans Ontario
by: Crystal

Pretty sure I saw one last night heading back that way. It was night and far away but my first thought was small albino deer. (Size and colour)
My partner heard growling and I took pics of some tracks in the mud, thinking they were probably just large canine. Anyone here a good identifier of tracks?

Jun 14, 2016
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Howling tonight, and past sightings in Orleans near Bilberry Creek
by: Anonymous

Howling outside tonight. Other nights I have seen both what I thought was a Fox (too small and silvery for a Coyote) and what I thought was a Wolf (slightly larger than a German Shepherd, grey and leggy) crossing the street between 2 copses of trees. Distinctly different from each other. Both beautiful.

Jun 04, 2016
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Howling Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Around 1 am this morning, howling Coyotes Carlsbad Springs Boundary Road area.

Apr 12, 2016
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Coyote on Legget Drive
by: Anonymous

Walking the dogs on Sunday morning I saw a Coyote across from Mitel in the big parking lot. Gave me a bit of a scare but it just looked over at us and walked towards the road in the other direction. I've been walking that road for years with my pups and this is the first time I've seen one. Wish I didn't get startled and got a better look.

Apr 02, 2016
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CoyWolf
by: Les M

March 31, 2016 - Around 8:30 pm saw a beautiful, healthy animal that I thought was a Wolf on Cavanmore off Wescar. My friend who is very knowledgeable knew it was a hybrid and at least 85 lbs. What an amazing sighting.

Feb 25, 2016
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Coyote crossing March Road in broad daylight
by: Mike H

On Tuesday, 23 February, 2016, while traveling southbound on March Road just past the intersection with Herzburg Road, I saw a Coyote crossing March Road, trotting from the open NCC land into the Beaverbrook neighborhood. It looks like a scruffy looking German Shepherd with very long legs. It is very at ease moving around, not rushing, with no attempt to hide. Looking back to the open field towards the Nepean Campground side, I saw yet another Coyote, bigger than the first one, frolicking in the snow. This reminds me of the blood stain in the snow and whatever was left in the deer carcass we saw while snowshoeing in the hills near the Nepean Campground a few years ago.



Feb 24, 2016
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Wolves howling in Cheney Ontario around 12 am
by: Anonymous

I heard some very clear distinct howling between a Wolf pack behind my house. I live in a remote area and there is lots of forest here, this is the second time I heard them but I can never see them, it's the distinct Wolf howl.

Feb 11, 2016
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Coyote in our backyard
by: Anonymous

We just had a Coyote walk through our backyard along the river in Manotick. We are off of River Road. It seemed to have a slight limp when walking. It was dusk as it was going through. It stopped midway and was looking toward our home, no doubt alerted by the barking that our two small dogs were making.

Feb 09, 2016
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Blackburn Hamlet Wolf?
by: Anonymous

Well, I've heard Coyotes in the Hamlet before - but I just saw what I think might be a Grey Wolf nosing around the allotment gardens beside the bypass. Definitely not a dog, too big for a Coyote, so I'm crying Wolf!

Feb 08, 2016
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Wolf
by: Cher ylang-ylang duffy

Wolf in the back yard in Manotick today. Took photo of it.

Feb 02, 2016
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Wolf out east end Ottawa
by: Anonymous

I had a Wolf in my back yard out the east end in Hammond last night when I went out for a smoke, it wasn't scared at all. It just looked at me for a minute then continued milling around before it slowly walked off into the field. Its the first one I've seen out there in 4 years of living there.

Jan 28, 2016
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Carleton Place this morning
by: Anonymous

My dog woke me this morning at 3:00 am. She was acting funny and making a yippy / barking sound. I didn't hear anything but I decided to go the garage for a smoke. I heard a Wolf howling. It was definitely a Wolf - they have a very distinct howl.

Jan 27, 2016
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Coyote Sighting Along March Road in Kanata
by: Anonymous

Yes, I saw what looked like a big Coyote around the same area (March / Carling) at around 4 pm last January 25th 2016. Three months ago, I saw a similar one around Lincoln Fields close to the bus route.

Jan 25, 2016
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Wolf outside my office window
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Wolf in the field outside my office window, Carling/March Road.

Jan 23, 2016
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Coy Wolf
by: Ben

I too can confirm having seen a Coy Wolf mix along the Nepean Creek trail on January 17th. It was just before 6 pm and I was headed back eastwards towards CitiPlace Drive. It was about 10 yards or so ahead of me (close to the Nepean Pond Park) and I first thought it might be a grey-coloured husky belonging to someone, but there was no one around and the Coy Wolf just vanished back into the bush along the creek. And today, January 23rd around 5 pm, I saw the remains of what might have been a rabbit along that very path in that area. Seems it may well still be around! There's certainly no shortage of rabbits hopping about, well, maybe a few less now...

Jan 22, 2016
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Wolf crossing Hwy 17 @ March
by: Anonymous

I was headed west on Wednesday around 3:15 and a Wolf had just crossed the highway and was standing on the north side snow bank and headed towards Campeau Drive. It was broad day light. Hope it didn't harm anyone.

Jan 19, 2016
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There is a den in the pit...
by: Anonymous

I live outside of Ottawa and I was just told that there is a den near my house and I live beside a pit where the den was discovered.

Jan 14, 2016
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Coy Wolf sighted Citiplace Dr Nepean
by: Bruce

I was walking my dog early morning (5:45 am)12 Jan 2016, and encountered a lone Coy-wolf near Nepean Creek Park. ~70lbs Grey with redish tints. Followed me and my dog, very inquisitive but still kept a respectable distance away. We separated near the Citiplace Park Splash Pad after he gave me a farewell yip and howl.

Jan 12, 2016
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Just heard one...I think
by: Allie

I live in Kanata North area, and I think I just heard a Wolf howl off in the distance. That was a first for me so I thought I would see if others ever have, what do you know I found this page. This was at approximately 12:45 am Jan 12, 2016.

Dec 29, 2015
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Three Coyotes or Coywolves in Moffat Farm Park
by: Anonymous

About ten days ago we heard howlings but did not see anything. Tonight, more howlings were heard. I had time to go to the house window to see three large Coyotes or Coy-wolves in the park by the sidewalk and parking lot. They then ran towards the path. Moffat Farm Veteran's Park is Prince of Wales Drive, south of Hog's back.

Dec 15, 2015
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South of Mooney's Bay
by: Morgan

Coywolf or medium-sized Wolf spotted walking down street at 6:30 am. This was my second sighting in as many days, the last one being at 08:00 am on 12 December (same location).

Dec 10, 2015
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Wolf sighting near the split on the 174
by: Anonymous

I saw a Wolf running across the 174 this morning at approx 4:10 am. I was driving into work from Orleans heading to Parliament Hill when all of a sudden I saw something run across the highway. I thought Coyote at first, but this was too big and it was white and grey. I thought possibly a Husky, but as I slowed down, it tried to run back into the road and that's when I knew it was a Wolf for sure.

Dec 09, 2015
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Lone wolf - Beaverbrook/Tiffany Crescent
by: Goldthorp

At 10:30 pm, December 7th I encountered a lone Wolf on the 4th hole of Kanata Lakes Golf course near the path intersection of Tiffany Crescent. I was walking my two senior dogs. My Newfoundland was sniffing more than usual on our walk and he was wary the entire time we were on the path. He was the one that alerted me to it and he started to lope after it. It was really dark and I couldn't tell what he was chasing. I caught up to him when the Wolf came out of the trees and stopped. I yelled at the Wolf but he had no intention of leaving and was eyeing up my old dog that was lagging behind. I stood my ground and walked towards my older dog and tried to look very big and continued to yell at him. Fortunately, we were close to home and I called my husband who came running to us and we backed down the path to the lit street. He was very tall, lean and leggy and very dog-looking so I am pretty sure it was a Wolf and not a Coyote. I have seen both. This animal was beautiful and I am happy to see that we have a striving habitat/neighborhood but I would rather not have lone encounters in the pitch of night.

Nov 16, 2015
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Wolf sighting in Ottawa
by: Stefano

I saw a Wolf this morning around 7:20. It ran across the road that goes down to the locks and lock master's house, across Prince of Wales Drive from the Experimental Farm. It was much larger than a Coyote, with a brownish grey coloured coat and long snout. It saw me on my bike but kept going into the bush near the canal.

Oct 31, 2015
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Coyote or Wolf at trails near Wesley Clover park Kanata
by: Anonymous

I was walking with my dog, 9:30 am, and was almost back to Parking Lot 3, when a Coyote or Wolf (looked bigger than any Coyote I have seen) came out of the woods onto trail. I backed away and shouted, it didn't move, in fact straightened out so it was facing me head-on instead of sideways). When I got out of sight I ran, then looked back, it was following us. I ran further, shouted for help, each time I looked back, it was at a new place on the path, following, but not getting any closer. I met up with a man and his dog, together we took the high trail to the park, then back to the parking lot, with no sign of him. I didn't think Coyotes followed humans, but upon looking it up later, it would seem it might have been curious about my dog. Next time the pepper spray comes with me!

Oct 26, 2015
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Wolf or Coywolf howling in Bells Corners
by: Anonymous

I live next to the wooded area off Moodie near West Hunt Club. I woke up at 5:30 am the other day to the sound of a Wolf or something similar howling. I have heard Coyotes yipping in the area before and I heard Wolves howling just north of Gatineau Park, but this didn't sound quite like either. Very similar to a Wolf with the howl but it was higher pitch. There was only one making the nose as well. I wonder if it was the sound of a Coywolf.

Sep 18, 2015
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Beautiful Kinburn Wolf
by: Kinburn

On September 3rd at 4:00 a grey wolf jumped out of the ditch brush and in 2 effortless jumps it crossed the road and entered a corn field. It was beautiful! I thought it was a large coyote but in describing it to my husband he says it was a Wolf. It leaped with such grace. The hind legs seemed like a German Shepherd, pure muscle and force. A white long full nose similar to a dog snout, too big for a coyote. It's coat was gorgeous. I almost hit it! The animal was taller than the front of my little car. It never looked at me, just had its eye on the corn field and dove into it like water and disappeared! Mystical!

Sep 01, 2015
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Coyotes/Wolves in Riverside South
by: Anonymous

I live south of the Ottawa Airport. Last night, I was awoken, several times, by the sounds of either a coyote or a wolf howling nearby. I could also hear another respond with its own howling but it was far away.

Jul 21, 2015
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Likely a Coywolf
by: Anonymous

The Eastern Coyote looks more like a Wolf than people think Coyotes should look like. That is because the Coyotes have bred with Wolves and taken on characteristics that appear Wolf-like.

Jul 19, 2015
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Wolves
by: Anonymous

I live in Kanata and Sunday 19 July 2015 during the night was awakened by what to me sounded like a pack of Wolves, there was for sure different calls then they passed by but a little later I could hear them in the distance and then they passed by again, all this about 3.30 a.m.

Jul 06, 2015
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Coyote sighting
by: Anonymous

Lester Road between rail road tracks and Albion Rd. 5th July 2015

Jun 06, 2015
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Leave them be!
by: Anonymous

I get that some of you who have been attacked by a Wolf report them to the authorities, but if you just come close to them than why bother? Wolves are so rare as it is, and its a high possibility that the authorities will kill them. I love Wolves so much and I came to this article to see if there are any here because I want to move here, but I am disappointed to see how negative people feel about Wolves.

May 11, 2015
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Coywolf?
by: Anonymous

While driving to work at 8:00 am, I saw a large grey wolf or perhaps a Coywolf crossing High Rd., very close to Albion Rd.

Apr 13, 2015
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Coywolf
by: Anonymous

I have heard coyotes yipping in the fields near my house in Orleans (10th Line & Brian Coburn area) and a neighbour saw a coyote which had been circling a teen walking his dog for about 15 minutes. There were other sightings, too. Easter weekend, I found a rabbit skull in my backyard and a few days later we found the feet and lots of fur in my next door neighbour 's yard, about 15 ft from her back door. This is a community where the bungalows are close together ( 1 metre) and the back yards are only about 20 ft to the fence. My neighbour had seen what she assumed were dog paw prints in the snow .i was shocked that the animal is so bold to come in a densely populated area like this. You may be interested in knowing that a DNA study of the Eastern coyote, shows that it is a hybrid of the western coyote and Eastern wolf, more aptly named a Coywolf, according to naturalists.

Apr 04, 2015
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Wolf in Stittsville
by: Anonymous

While walking my dog on private farmland just off Hazeldean Rd near to the 417, I met a large lone Wolf who was laying down in a paddock field about 800 m from our horse barn. Once he saw my dog, he started to track towards us, probably interested in a 'dog breakfast'. He came within about 100 m as I moved back to the barn. Luckily I have a well trained dog who remained off leash and close to heel, but I have no doubt that the Wolf would have attacked her given the opportunity. Notwithstanding the risk, he was a beautiful sight, predominantly grey fur, with a white blaze and muzzle - he stayed around for about 10 minutes then moved off into the woods.

Apr 02, 2015
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Wolf or Coyote at Shetland Park
by: Anonymous

Early this morning, just before 6 am, in Kanata South, in the Shetland Park. It was still dark, couldn't see it's fur colour, but I could see its eyes, glowing in the dark, bright bluish colour. Any thoughts?


Mar 23, 2015
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Coyote living in our back yard
by: Anonymous

We have a grey Coyote living in our back yard. All day, he would get up, walk around a few times then return to sleep.

Mar 13, 2015
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Coyotes howling during the day
by: Anonymous

I was cross-country skiing this week behind the old Nortel complex and all of a sudden there was howling, yipping and barking for about 5 minutes. I was not as close as they sounded but I thought it odd that they were making so much noise at 3 in the afternoon. We often see and hear them and come across deer carcasses the odd time, but never in the day. I looked it up and it might be that they were on the hunt for a deer or wild turkey? Any ideas?

Mar 01, 2015
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Wolves
by: Anonymous

I live in the Clayton area and Wolves are very common here. We've seen them and heard them. They definitely have a distinct howl which makes the hair on your back stand up. We also have a lot of Coyotes. Last year,I'm convinced we've seen a Coywolf (cross between wolf and coyote) at our bird feeder.

Feb 27, 2015
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Last night howling
by: Anonymous

I live in Chapel Hill South in Orleans and regularly hear howling very late at night. The usual "Ah whoooooooo" associated with Wolves.

Feb 19, 2015
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Wolf Attacked my dog
by: Kelsey

End of October 2013 behind the Steeple hill Church area. My Dog was attacked by a grey wolf. It was HUGE! Not brown and not a coyote. My friend and I were walking with three other large dogs off leash in the woods. The dog it attack was trailing behind and also deaf so it must have senses her weakness. Took her from the rear end (she weighs about 60 lbs and is a Bull terrier /Staffordshire terrier cross) the Wolf kept fighting for her but once it made eye contact with us it slowly trotted away. The other dogs who normally are very reactive to commotion just stood still (as if they knew they didn't stand a chance) I called NCC and the police right away and neither of them seemed to believe me. It was so close to the baseball diamond and it could have been a child. I work in the animal business and so does my friend that was with me, grey not brown, extremely tall legs, super deep chest, about the height of a Great Pyrenees but slimmer obviously ... This was no Coyote and it was less than 20 ft from us.

Feb 10, 2015
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Wolves in Ottawa
by: Anonymous

What you saw was a Coyote, I have seen the tracks up close, and they are too small for a Wolf. They are running around the river, and from what I gather there's a maximum of two. They are harmless, NCC and MEDIA especially blow this right out of proportion, and I mean it. I have of knowledge of these animals and have tracked them in winter, Wolves included, in remote areas far from here, and even they don't want anything to do with us, period. The river has beaver, muskrat, squirrels and human garbage too, as there are lots of ice fishers right now leaving things behind (found a sandwich on shore today).

Feb 04, 2015
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Wolf sightings
by: Chris

Sunday afternoon, On Jacques Cartier Street in Gatineau, along the Ottawa River Me and my wife saw three Wolves, one pretty close. They were coming across the river from Kettle Island. I contacted the NCC. I don't think they believed me. They were wolves! I think they were tracking the deer that often cross. There were also other people stopped on the street looking at them. I have also seen them running on the ice between Kettle
Island and Rockcliff.

Feb 03, 2015
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Possible Wolf Sighting alone Ottawa river bank
by: M. Philion

While cross country skiing near the Ottawa River just below Orleans Blvd, February 3rd at about 5 pm, I believe I saw a lone grey Wolf galloping along the Ottawa river bank. Granted, it could have been a Coyote, but I was only 50 to 100 meters away and it would have been a awfully big Coyote.

Jan 30, 2015
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Coyote in backyard
by: Anonymous

I saw a light grey Coyote in my backyard around 2:30 am in Greely. It appeared to be stalking my chocolate lab who was out to pee. Thankfully she spotted it and ran back to the door and started barking. Coyote ran off as soon as I saw it. Keep an eye on your dog if out late.

Jan 27, 2015
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Grey wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Driving North on Bowesville near Leitrim. In the bush - he was too big to be a Coyote. Turned back and there he was standing in the middle of the road. Beautiful animal, big and healthy. Thirty minutes later, driving to St. Mark HS, I came across a Coyote, there I could see the difference between the two.

Jan 27, 2015
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January 27 2015
by: Lyle

I saw a grey wolf today while driving home from work at 3:50 pm in a farmers field on the south side of Cambrian Rd between Moodie Drive and Twin Elm Rd.

Jan 27, 2015
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2015.Jan.27 - 7:10am
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Coyote running south across Lester Road. Came out of Deerfield community at approximately 7:10 am. He was big! Colouring was more to the light grey side.

Jan 23, 2015
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Spotted a healthy Grey Wolf today
by: Alan

At approximately 12:15 today, January 23, 2015 I started out on a cross country ski tour at Pinhey Forest on Slack Road. As I approached the eastern boundary near the power lines I spotted a healthy grey Wolf crossing into the forest just south of me. I was not sure of what it was, but after doing a google search and comparing what I saw to the images of a grey Wolf, I am certain that is what I saw.

Jan 23, 2015
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Wolf in Manor Park
by: Anonymous

I saw a Wolf last evening around 16:30 in the field beside the Aviation Parkway near the end by the Rockliffe airport. He was coming around the corner on the dog path and then went up the snowbank, waited for a break in the traffic on the parkway and then crossed. (Safely, I hope - I didn't hear or see any cars breaking suddenly.) Definitely not a Coyote, he was bigger than a large German Shepherd, but could hypothetically have been one of the wolf-coyote hybrids that are apparently in the area. He was calm and magnificent and not particularly interested in either me or my dog, but I was very surprised to see him out in daylight, wondering if he came from across the river?

Jan 21, 2015
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Wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

January 21, 2015 - I think I saw a Wolf crossing the airport parkway this morning. Several cars stopped as we watched this large dark grey/brown animal cross.

Jan 17, 2015
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Running Wolf
by: Elena

I saw it too at midnight. Jeffrey Avenue in Manor Park.

Jan 13, 2015
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Saw it too
by: Anonymous

I just saw it too. At the March Road off ramp off the 417 EASTBOUND. Don't know if it was Coyote or Wolf, but it looked big and whiter than coyote??? I wish I could tell. It was 9:30 pm.

Jan 11, 2015
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In Kanata
by: Andrew

Just saw a coyote (or wolf?) at the intersection of McCurdy and Castlefrank in Kanata! Around 7pm. Was driving, so couldn't really pet him.

Jan 07, 2015
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So... what does the hybrid sound like?
by: Anonymous

Can anyone tell me what a Coywolf would sound like?

Jan 04, 2015
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Shirley's Bay
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I was walking on the trail from the NCC parking lot off Richmond Rd., near the old Nortel. It was snowing heavily and I was on my own. About 500 meters into the woods, I came around a corner and there was a Wolf standing in the middle of the trail (broader, flatter face than a coyote, light tan coat mixed with black and brown). We were both surprised, and just stood there looking at each other for about five minutes. Then he got curious and started to come towards me. I didn't know if there were more of them nearby, so as beautiful as he was and as awestruck as I was, I didn't want to stick around, so I backed down the trail, waving my arms and shouting every time he got too close for comfort. It was an amazing experience.

Dec 23, 2014
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Meet the Coywolf on Netflix
by: Mat

I'm constantly up at odd hours of the night and hear some kind of coyotes/wolf in all parts of Kanata that backs onto forested areas. On night shifts I would hear them in the Old Quarry Trail, and a year later I'm hearing them behind Terry Fox by the Carp River. "Meet the Coywolf" is an extremely interesting documentary on Netflix, it's all related to southern Ontario and how Wolves and Coyotes have bred together.

Dec 16, 2014
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Wolf on Baseline Road
by: Anonymous

I was driving down Baseline yesterday at Prince of Wales and saw a rather unhealthy looking Wolf (Timber Wolf, not a Coyote) walking slowly down the road, no more than 3 meters away from the roadside.

Dec 07, 2014
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Coyotes in Bells Corners
by: Anonymous

I have seen one coyote/coy wolf and heard many howling and yipping in the area. I live in Bells Corners - back part of Forester Cr. right by the green belt. There is a gate and path there that is well-used by people walking their dogs. Please be careful if you use the path in this area - one night last week we heard a coyote howling quite early (around 5:30 pm) and he sounded very close to the path entrance.

Dec 06, 2014
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Wolf or Coyote?
by: Marilyn

Last night and again today around noon, there was a large Coyote or possibly a Wolf wandering around just behind our house on Sai Crescent, in Hunt Club Park (near Hawthorne and Hunt Club). We back onto a green belt and that's where it was seen hunting. It came quite close to our back fence last night but it left when I turned the back porch light on. There are often people walking their dogs in this area, so they need to be aware of these sightings. I certainly am keeping our small dog inside the house!

Dec 06, 2014
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Wolf sighting.
by: Anonymous

Last night me and my girlfriend were walking on a trail between townhouses and a small forested area when we encountered two Wolves(?). The first one was smaller in size (still bigger then any Coyote I've seen) and standing about 50 feet in front of us walking slowly toward us. That is when we noticed the second a much larger Grey Wolf in the forest to the left of us. He appeared to be trying to get behind us. We both backed away up the path and walked the rest of the way from the street. This happened in Riverside south just off of Cove Island Terrace. There are loads of kids in the area and we were both concerned that there is no where to report a Wolf sighting in Ottawa.


Dec 06, 2014
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Coyote!
by: Anonymous

December 6th, Coyote sighting at the corner of David Drive and Withrow Avenue in Nepean at 5:10 am.

Nov 26, 2014
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Coywolf
by: Deb

Everyone is probably seeing a Coywolf - half Coyote half Wolf. They are bigger than a coyote and smaller than a wolf with a face more like a coyote - very sharp nose but fur like a wolf - grey, black and brown.
There is one that hangs out in the Bridlewood area of Kanata. Very healthy looking - he and my idiotic lab/gold retriever decided to play together last Tuesday. Sam weighs 85 lbs and this guy was smaller at about 65 - 70 lbs. I had seen him before on the trails I run - he is not very scared of humans. He and Sam chased each other across the soccer fields off Bridgestone Road in Deevy Pine Park. Actually playing. I called Sam frantically and he came trotting back with the Coywolf trailing behind. Put Sam back on the leash and backed away shouting uselessly at the Coywolf. It was 9:30 at night and there wasn't another soul around. But he eventually just went back into the bush that surrounds the park - ambled off actually. I am sure that he hunts in the greenbelt that surrounds Ottawa. We sure have a lot less deer and lots of missing cats.

Nov 03, 2014
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Wolf at Rideau River
by: Anonymous

I saw a Wolf at the Rideau River today, close to the intersection of Queensway / Riverside Dr. It was sitting in the high grass when I passed with my bike. It seemed a little anxious about all the traffic close by and didn't know where to go.

Nov 03, 2014
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Coyote in Kanata Lakes
by: Tyler

Driving down Terry Fox tonight, a Coyote ran out in front of me, I pulled over and watched it walk past the Farm Boy and into Kanata Lakes towards Gold Ridge.

Nov 01, 2014
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Wolf on Bank Street
by: Vera

Yesterday afternoon I stopped on Bank Street south and in a distance I noticed a beautiful wolf, my first reaction was to run but instead I took my camera to get a picture of it, he was so well camouflaged amongst the fall foliage, that the photo was not successful. As soon as he noticed me he started to walk back to the forest, but kept on turning back and looking at me at each step. I did not want to cry wolf, but it was a scary and spectacular moment.

Oct 31, 2014
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Wolves in Carleton Place
by: Debbie

This past week (October 27-31 2014) has been very active with Coyotes in the Carleton Place / Mississippi Lake area. We have lived on the lake for three years and have never has so much activity. They were actually just down the street this week. Their high pitched cries made the hair on my arms stand up. My husband and I have been commenting that we have not had the amount of bunnies around the yard this year. I guess the coyotes are keeping them at bay or having them for dinner! Earlier in the summer wolves could be heard in the farmers field. Not so much lately though. There is a definite difference in the two howls. Wolf = howls, Coyotes = cries.

Oct 28, 2014
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Coyote hunting on Stonebridge Golf Club
by: Anonymous

At 7:30 today I heard some loud "dog barks" right outside my back yard. Then I realized for every few "barks", the animal would actually howl for a moment. I grabbed a flash light and pointed at the animal on the golf cart path and saw it was actually a Coyote. The animal looked at me for a few moments and continued to do its thing like as if I wasn't even there. It kept barking (not howling) along the edges of all the homes on the golf course. It was all alone and I think maybe it was trying to lure dogs out to investigate. It would howl for a few seconds between "barks". This continued for about 2 minutes.

Oct 28, 2014
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Wolves howling in Kanata north
by: Anonymous

Today, around 4:30 am,I heard either Wolves or Coyotes howling around Legget Drive.

Oct 21, 2014
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Kanata Lakes
by: Anonymous

I watched from the Esso Station on Campeau Drive as a Coywolf crossed over Terry Fox Drive from the area of Canadian Tire Gas Bar, and then headed towards the path on Campeau Drive that heads into Kanata Lakes from next to the Esso Station. This was at 12:30 am.

Oct 15, 2014
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wolf near P15 Slack road
by: Anonymous

I saw a wolf two days ago at around 4 pm running across the trail where I was and it was going west. It was not too far from the P15 parking on Slack road. I am not an expert to know the difference between a wolf and a coyote but I have been searching online for images of the two and what I saw seems to be closer to a wolf than to a coyote. It was for sure bigger than a husky and had a long tail. It had white and grey hair. I was surprise to see one and it was beautiful.

Oct 05, 2014
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Nepean - Slack Road Forest
by: Carol-Ann

What an amazing finish to my walk in Slack Road forest this afternoon. Upon leaving at 5 p.m. a Wolf glided across the path with such grace and purpose. This will be the second time I've seen a Wolf on this same path, but six years apart. I've heard a Wolf in the area in the past month and I live not far from this forest. I love Wolves and treat them with respect.

Sep 22, 2014
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Wolf in Hunt Club just west of Bank Steeet
by: James

While in the kitchen looking out the window a very large grey/black dog walked by. I have a pit bull at 110 lbs and this made my dog look tiny. I have seen Wolves before but this was the closest in town. This was just off Bridle Path Drive and Hunt Club Road.

Sep 05, 2014
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Wolf Crossing Dwyer Hill Road
by: Sylvia

About 7:00 pm last night, September 4th, I saw a large Gray Wolf cross Dwyer Hill Road very near 'The herb Garden' sign.. So, between the Almonte/March Road and highway 7 on Dwyer Hill. It crossed the road from east to west at what I would call a slow run. Moving quickly and confidently, eyes focused straight ahead. There was no other traffic around at that time, and I would estimate it to have been about 80 feet ahead of me. I was both startled and awe-struck by the sighting.

Sep 03, 2014
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Coyote or Wolf at Prince of Wales and Hunt Club
by: Anonymous

On September 2nd, at around 12:30 in the morning, I was coming home from the airport to Barrhaven. While I waited for the traffic light to turn green I saw two big dog-like animals right across from the Prince of Wales Drive / Hunt Club Road Esso gas station. They wandered on the side walk for a few seconds before disappearing into the bushes again. I thought they looked a bit bigger than Coyotes but I could be wrong. I cant imagine seeing Wolf or Coyote so close to the city, especially considering how busy that intersection is during the day.

Aug 19, 2014
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Black Coydog
by: Brian Lonergan

August 17, 2014 - While cutting my lawn at home just outside Kemptville, Ontario, I spotted what appeared to be an extremely large black animal running along my fence. Getting closer, it looked like a black fox. However, it didn't have the tail of a fox. So it may have been a very young black coy-dog. It disappeared into the brush.

Jun 16, 2014
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Wolf?
by: Anonymous

My husband was walking our dogs behind the Nortel complex in May and they encountered what he believes was a Wolf? We see Coyotes often in the area and there are often deer carcasses in the area BUT this fella was much larger, had a very broad head and square nose. He also ran with a very large graceful movements. He was not afraid but also made no attempt to confront the three dogs, he just confidently carried on his way.

Jun 12, 2014
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Baby bear Fernbank Stittsville West
by: Pat Cassidy

My next door neighbour just came over to tell me when she was getting out of her car, about 7:00 pm tonight, a bear walked right by her. She said it was a young bear, perhaps a yearling. We have notified neighbours along the road.

Mar 26, 2014
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Possible Coywolf or Wolf sighting Lebreton Flats
by: Anonymous

While on the 95 westbound I observed two large canids bolting into the stand of conifers on the slope adjacent to the O-train railway cut. They were definitely larger than German Shepherds. This happened at about one fifteen p.m.

Mar 24, 2014
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Pit bull attacked by a Wolf
by: Anonymous

End of November 2013 My Medium sized white Pitbull/bull terrier mix was attacked by a grey wolf that myself and a friend, whom we both work with wildlife regularly saw with our own eyes. She was lucky enough to squirm away and as soon as we made eye contact with the wolf he took off. He was very large and looked healthy. We did not stick around to see if there was a pack waiting. Location was behind the Steeple hill Church in Fallowfield area. We had walked for over an hour in the wooded area and just before we left he took her down from behind.

Mar 01, 2014
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Wolf sighting
by: Loreka

Was shocked to see two Wolves walking around the parking lot behind Strone off Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. They came from the wooded area near Jackson trail and returned 15 min later. Heard and captured clips of howling. Simply awesome experience.

Feb 27, 2014
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Timm Drive Pack
by: Anonymous

Last summer I saw my first Wolf in the field on Timm Drive.
Just before Christmas, I spotted a deer carcass on in the same field. It was there one day and gone the next. I could see where the carcass had been dragged back into the trees...more wolf evidence.
Now, just yesterday I spotted a very healthy grey wolf crossing Timm drive and then trotting down the tree line.
I personally welcome them to the neighbourhood as they have reduced the number of deer hits on Timm Drive and Robertson Road.
And yes, I know the difference between a Wolf and a Coyote.

Feb 26, 2014
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Wolf on Greenbank
by: Anonymous

I saw a lone Wolf today, late morning, on Greenbank Road near Hunt Club. It was on the east side of Greenbank near the overpass just south of Hunt Club. One motorist stopped to take a photo.

Feb 04, 2014
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Wolf in Russell
by: Brent

This morning (February 4, 2014), I was driving to teach at Russell High School and I saw a wolf cross the road from the north to the south side of Route 200. I stopped to get a better look, but the wolf was walking at a quick pace toward the woods.

It was the first time I have ever seen a wolf in person. Definitely a moment that I will always remember.

Jan 31, 2014
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Wolves in Bells Corners
by: Anonymous

Yesterday, my co-worker told me she just saw a pack of (grey) Wolves (about 5 or 6) cross old Richmond Road going into the Greenbelt.

This evening (around 9 pm, I was out in the same area in the greenbelt (trail 24/25 area) and heard the Wolf howl a couple of times. I can tell it came from a large animal owing to its deeper voice.

I often hear Coyotes howling and yapping but this definitely was a Wolf howl.

Jan 31, 2014
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Coyotes on Lebreton Flats
by: Anonymous

On January 23rd I was on the 95 westbound and observed at least three Coyotes adjacent to the railroad cut on Lebreton Flats. It was sunny and approx. twelve forty five pm.

Jan 18, 2014
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Coyotes in Nepean
by: Anonymous

I live on the Hydro Easement in Tanglewood. I was in my backyard tonight with my dog around 8:00 pm. Three coyotes were slowly walking in the fields, about 10 feet from my fence. I looked out past them to the open fields and saw more. This is the first time I've seen Coyotes in a pack. Scared the heck out of me. My dog reacted instantly, but they ignored her. I got her inside as fast as I could.



Jan 15, 2014
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January 14, 2014 (off Eagleson) - Kanata
by: Anonymous

Was driving down Eagleson Road just passed Hazledean on January 14 at 7:35 am and on my right, I saw what looked like a big Wolf walking in the large field.

I've done the research between Coyote & Wolf ..... pretty sure it was a Wolf - beautiful!

Jan 12, 2014
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Going to hockey at Bell Arena
by: Anonymous

My mom and I were driving to Bell Arena for my hockey game at 8:40. We left our house in Barrhaven at about 8:00 pm. On our way I was looking at the pumpkin field right before Bruce Pitt. It was just standing there looking around and it was something pretty big!

Jan 09, 2014
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Multiple groups of Wolves
by: Anonymous

This past September I was at a cottage near Westport, north of Kingston, Ontario. At about 9:30 pm myself and the other guests were on the deck chatting when we heard an eruption of howling. It sounded like maybe 4 or 5 separate Wolves. It lasted about 10 seconds with maybe 15 or 20 individual howls, and they sounded to be maybe 500 to 1000 meters away in the woods.
Seconds after it stopped, a second group began to howl in a very similar fashion. They were much further away, possibly 2 or 3 times further.
When that finished, we sheepishly decided to head back inside.

Dec 29, 2013
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4am on Grenwich Circle, Central Park, Ottawa
by: Anonymous

I saw a black/brown long thick matted hair Wolf bigger than a German Shepherd trot by on the road in front on my house. As it passed by, I first thought that it was someone's dog off leash, but when I whistled to get its attention, it did not look back and just increased its pace down the street.

Dec 27, 2013
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Black Wolf seen on Hwy 416
by: Anonymous

While we were en route from Ottawa to Kingston yesterday, I was looking at the beautiful iced trees out my passenger window. We were near the Hunt Club road exit when I saw a black Wolf running across the snow covered farmer's field. It was very large. This was around 9:30 am.
This evening, around 6 pm (as we were leaving our friends home near Vernon), we could hear a pack of Wolves. Our horses were very attentive and stood very alert for a few minutes as they sounded like they were very close by.

Dec 19, 2013
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Stittsville, Huntmar and Maplegrove
by: Anonymous

Saw a giant Wolf last night at about 2:00 am near the police station in Stittsville, Ontario. The Wolf was crossing the road slowly, then bolted at full speed, as if he saw the cops.

Dec 17, 2013
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Almost guaranteed
by: John

Since about late September - early October I have been hearing, what I'm pretty sure is, a pack of Wolves every so often in seemingly close proximity to my home in Orleans, Ontario. Sometimes it even sounds like they are right in the ravine in my backyard, howling and wrestling. I know it is not dogs because of that distinct difference in sound and tone and well you just know! As fast as they come and you hear them, they disappear, so by the time I can bounce up and run to get a look to identify from my back door, its too late :( Being a huge nature \ animal lover its disappointing to miss the chance. So just thought I'd post these experiences maybe others can relate in my area of Ottawa to confirm!

Dec 14, 2013
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Wolf in Riverside south
by: Anonymous

I have just seen a Wolf passing in front of my house in the park. I was pretty sure it was a Wolf but never thought there would be some in Ottawa; after this blog, I know that what my daughter and me saw WAS a Wolf - Scary!

Dec 13, 2013
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wolf spotted
by: Andy

I spotted one running across highway 417 last week near Embrun, Ontario, it was amazing to see. I also spotted a black Wolf coming out of the woods near Eagleson and Robertson Road two years ago. I did not know we had them in our midst.

Dec 07, 2013
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I spotted a Wolf at the Airport
by: Anonymous

Today around 8:15 pm, I saw a grayish Wolf at the Airport Road at Hunt Club trying to cross the road. The Wolf was huge and grayish white. I think this is the 5th time I've seen Wolves in Ottawa / Gatineau.

Dec 01, 2013
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I heard a Wolf in Bridlewood
by: Anonymous

Heard Wolf at around 11 pm tonight. Have seen one twice this summer. Once in Kanata and the other time near the Queensway Carlton hospital.

Nov 26, 2013
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Saw grey wolf
by: Anonymous

This morning we actually SAW a Grey Wolf in our backyard - we live outside of Munster. After school today, our daughter saw it again. We have 50 acres and this Wolf was actually on our CUT GRASS portion. Disturbed by this.

Nov 12, 2013
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Coywolf or Wolf in Bridlewood
by: EK

Coywolf or Wolf in Bridlewood, Furlong Crescent (Kanata)
7:30 am I turned on the blinds in the bedroom facing NCC greenbelt and I saw big grey-brown with thick fur coy-wolf hybrid sniffing in my garden next to the gate to our deck. Fortunately my cat was still home at that time. Some neighbour must have seen him too and started to make a noise. Wolf crossed my garden to withdraw to the forest and start to run slowly towards Stonehaven Road. Beautiful creatures, but scary for small pets.

Nov 11, 2013
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Near houses in Bridlewood Kanata
by: Anonymous

Today, Monday, November 11, 11:00 am, we spotted the grey brown Wolf or Coywolf in the backyard off the path behind Stable Way heading towards Equestrian. My neighbor and I located her cat and brought her indoors for safety. People in Bridlewood who own cats might consider keeping them indoors. A number of dog walkers have been coming across this Wolf hybrid regularly on the path along the power-lines in Bridlewood.

Nov 09, 2013
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Wolf Sighting near the Ottawa Airport
by: Rose

Around 9:00 pm tonight I was driving down Lester Road towards the airport and I saw an animal trotting off the road heading for the forest. At first I thought it was a Coyote but it was too big, it was bigger than a German Shepherd and was greyish white. Definitely a Wolf!

Oct 29, 2013
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Wolf
by: Anonymous

Just saw a Wolf in the backyard in Bridlewood.

Oct 28, 2013
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John Mlacak Centre
by: Anonymous

Hi, Last night (around 8:30 pm) I saw a Wolf in the green just behind the John Mlacak Centre. First I thought it was a German Shepherd, but now I think it was a Wolf (had no collar for sure). It stayed around for a few minutes before disappearing in the bushes. Wolves in the middle of all the houses with kids and pets outside....scary stuff, beautiful creature though.

Oct 11, 2013
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Wolf Attack
by: Anonymous

I wolf killed my dog this morning. I am in Stittsville. I was walking out to get the paper with my dog when he bolted. When I tracked him down in my back yard, a wolf was standing over his dead body. Anyone who thinks a dead wolf is a sad sight in a city needs a reality check.

Sep 27, 2013
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Wolf at Terry Fox & Innovation
by: Anonymous

I was out running on Terry Fox, heading towards Innovation when I saw a huge dog-like animal crossing Terry Fox towards me. It was grey/white with a thick coat. There was no owner in sight so I stopped, fearing it was a wild animal. It stood on the side walk and looked at me. I crossed the road to the other side and continued towards Innovation, it started running parallel to me in the same direction and eventually disappeared into the woods. Didnt think it was a wolf until I read the comments in this forum and someone saw a similar looking wolf a few posts below.

Sep 26, 2013
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Coyote or Wolf hybrid on 417 this morning
by: Anonymous

Hit something that seemed too big for a Coyote on Highway 417, just west of 416 and before Moodie exit going west. Just his morning, at 6:45 or so. It jumped out of the underbrush on the left side of the highway right in front of the car. Just got a glimpse of reddish - brownish fur, big animal, long big tail, could this be a wolf?
Very sad day!
Got on the web to see if I could find some photos and saw this site/post. I was sure it was too bit to be a Coyote. Never heard about the hybrid before. Very upsetting. Quite a bit of damage to the car, in the shop, undrivable, so it was a sizeable animal.

Sep 23, 2013
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Wolf along rideau
by: Jacob

I was kayaking along the Rideau just under the Hunt Club bridge when I got out of my boat for a quick second to stretch my legs. As soon as I looked up the escarpment about 20 feet away from me was a huge Wolf just staring me down. I live out in Carleton Place and see my fair share of Coyotes and I know for a fact I was looking at a Wolf. It seems really close to the city for a Wolf to be wandering.
Has anyone else in the area along Prince of Wales see anything as well?

Sep 21, 2013
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Coyotes-Wolves
by: Anonymous

Around 12:00 am tonight, heard a pack of coyotes? It sounded like they were laughing and running around (I'm right off of Maple Grove / Grenadine) and it's not the first time I've heard em. Also I'm pretty sure I heard Wolves howling around 4:00 am about a month ago and it was loud!

Sep 20, 2013
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Coywolves
by: Anonymous

I saw that David Suzuki special also and I'm pretty sure now the "wolf" I saw in my backyard on Robertson Road was a Coywolf. I have also seen Coyotes in the area and he looked quite different, more like a slightly larger husky. Has anyone else noticed the deer population disappearing this summer? I think the presence of the coywolves in the area might be a big part of that.

Sep 15, 2013
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Coywolves
by: Anonymous

Coywolves are becoming more common in urban areas. If you think you are hearing a wolf or seeing a coyote, you are most probably seeing the coywolf hybrid. Watch Dr. Suzuki''s The Nature of Things. He has an excellent report/documentary on this topic.

Sep 15, 2013
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Saw a Wolf on Terry Fox Sept 15/13
by: Anonymous

Was driving down Terry Fox just turned off Innovation Drive in Kanata, Ontario, (around 12:30am) and there it was trotting down the sidewalk. A big grey wolf. We stopped the car and it hid out of sight and then came back up again and we howled and it stopped and was looking right at us in the car, we sat there for a few minutes so there was no doubt what we saw was a Wolf. It was pretty impressive but sad that they are coming out around the public in order to find food due to construction destroying their homes.

Sep 03, 2013
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Wolf ran across the fairway at loch march
by: Anonymous

Definitely a wolf. It was huge.

Jun 23, 2013
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Sighting southeast of Kanata
by: Quirky DM

I was out for a run this morning in the greenbelt on the Kiln trail, just east of Robertson Road. On the path ahead of me, I saw 3 or 4 wolf cubs, which promptly scattered.

Jun 12, 2013
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Saw a wolf?
by: Anonymous

I saw what appeared to be a Wolf at around 2:15pm today on the corner of Cedarview south and Cambrian Road in Barrhaven. I was on my bike and decided not to take a picture as I was riding just in case the Wolf was hungry!

May 28, 2013
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bells corners
by: Anonymous

I live 5 minutess from Westcliff in Bells Corners... its around 3am right now and I am hearing what seems to Be a pack of Wolves... I am very concerned.. they sound hungry!

May 27, 2013
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Wolves in Kanata
by: Anonymous

Saw a pack of wolves, literally on the side of the road the other day in Kanata on Terry Fox between March Rd. and Scotiabank Place. They appeared to be stalking a coyote which I saw just seconds before the wolves. They paid no attention to me or another driver who was stopped mid highway behind me. They were fixated on the coyote it seemed. After speaking to authorities, I was told that this act would not be uncommon, but a full pack sighting so close to city, was. Deer, family pets , and wild turkeys are also plentiful in the area. It was about 11 pm. They were of various size and color, the alpha seemed brownish in color. They were all quite large. (bigger than most I have ever seen....I cottage in the Ottawa valley and see them from time to time.) The coyote was a mutt colour, smaller, and didn't look so healthy, but I am no veterinarian. It was quite a sight. For anyone who thinks wolves are just big dogs...think again and If you see them around where they shouldn't be, do as I did and call authorities. It will help in the safety of both the community and of the wolves themselves. Beautiful creatures.

May 08, 2013
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Wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Driving home from work about 5 pm, my daughter and I spotted a Wolf stalking a wild turkey in a field off highway 174 near the Montreal Road exit going East.

May 07, 2013
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On 174 Montreal Road
by: Anonymous

We have spotted 4 Wolves in the Orleans fruit farm fields and one at Pine View Golf Course with a rabbit in its mouth, when it passed by me within 30 feet while I was golfing.

May 04, 2013
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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

I walk my dogs everyday at the end of Maple Grove Road in Stittsville and have heard of Wolf sightings. This morning while walking the dogs I saw a Grey Wolf and it was much larger then the coyotes I have seen in the past and made me nervous, I did not want my dogs to engage it. I have a Siberian Husky and he noticed the Wolf, went towards it and the wolf turned it's head and growled at my dog. My husky's tail went down and he came back to me thankfully. If they do run in packs it makes me nervous to think there may be a pack running around where the whole neighborhood walks their dogs?

Apr 26, 2013
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Wolf Sighting on the 174
by: Anonymous

I spotted a Wolf off the 174 between the Montreal Road and Jeanne d'Arc exits.

Apr 19, 2013
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Bank Street South
by: Anonymous

Almost ran over what looked like a Wolf or Coyote/Wolf hybrid on Bank Street in the greenbelt area. I have a dash-cam in my car. You can see the colors on the video. Mostly grey with some brown long fur.

Apr 18, 2013
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Coyotes and Wolves
by: stephanie

We live in the Blossom Park development, right behind Lester and Albion. Almost every day there are coyote and wolf sightings in the back of the path, Dragon Park. We see them a lot walking by our house on wednesday's (garbage night) and behind the Giant Tiger path just off Queensdale and Bank Sreet. At night time you can hear the coyotes and howling and it's so loud and clear, it sounds like they're right at your backyard. We heard the Tuesday night. Neighbours have reported wolf sightings on Bannon Way, just behind Giant Tiger path. It would be good advice to keep a good eye on your children, and your pets close on a leash. If you come across a coyote or wolf, don't run, just back away slowly and be very loud make lots of noise! April 18th 2013

Apr 10, 2013
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Between Kingston and Ottawa
by: Anonymous

We used to have a hobby farm about one mile outside of the town of Lyndhurst, Ontario. It was not that uncommon to hear Wolves at night in the woods behind the tree line from our house. We knew they were there and left them alone. Sometimes we'd see them. They were not Coyotes and were nearly always in packs. I actually saw one late one night in the town of Westport walking right in the middle of town. It was in the middle of winter and everything was deserted.

The closest I've come to being near them was while walking my dog one winter day in our woods. They followed me back to the house again behind the tree line, while I was on our trail. I could barely see them back there and I had some little ways to go so it was a little intimidating. My dog was a Great Dane but, very gentle yet I didn't figure they would do anything "bad" to us as the dog was so big. However, there were about five of them and two of us! Sometimes, I'd see the pack foot prints in the snow. Their paws are huge!

In all the years I lived out there they never bothered us and it was really quite a thrill to walk out on our porch at night when they were calling. Amazing! In that area we'd seen Bears, Coyotes, Deer, Foxes, and yes Wolves.

That was a few years ago. Some years the farmers would have trouble with them and some years not so much. The only bad thing that ever happened was a Fox got all our chickens one night but, nothing bad was ever caused by the Wolves. I feel privileged to have shared our land with these amazing creatures!

It bothers me that the wolf population might be much less now than it was then.

Mar 27, 2013
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Coyote off Hunt Club
by: Anonymous

March 27 2013, Spotted a brown Coyote on the south side in a field, off Hunt Club Road between Woodroffe Avenue and Moodie Drive at 7:20 am this morning. Heading toward that horse farm.

Mar 16, 2013
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Morning Wolf pack
by: Anonymous

I let my dogs out this morning around 8:00 am and shortly after that I heard a lot of barking. Looked out to see our Lab facing, what I originally thought was a dog because it was calm and laying down, just looking at our dog. It finally stood up and I realized it was as big as our 80 pound Lab. Our lab turned and started for the house just as another wolf came out of the woods. Both jumped the fence into horse pasture adjacent to our house. I watched as 3 more wolves joined the pack about 20 feet from my window. They just calmly looked at me.
Had my 3 dogs in the house by then. The wolves meandered around the pasture, even stopped to lay down and calmly walked down a ravine and up the other side into a field and then disappeared from site. We live on NCC farm land and have animals.

Mar 13, 2013
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Stittsville
by: Anonymous

I was walking my dog tonight around 9pm in Stittsville and heard wolves howling off Hazeldean near the Giant Tiger store.

Mar 13, 2013
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Wolves or Coyotes in Almonte
by: Anonymous

I was awoken at about 3am with the sounds of "yipping" as if they were talking to one another, 10 minutes later, there was howling. I don't know if they were Coyotes or Wolves as I've never heard either. It was captivating whatever it was.

Mar 10, 2013
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Wolf in Kanata Lakes
by: Anonymous

I have frequently seen a Wolf over the past 2 years in the Kanata Lakes area. I believe that the track that it takes is under the power lines through Beaverbrook / Kanata Lakes up to Morgans Grant. I have seen the same wolf south of the 417 in the Green space lands. He is quite big, beautiful and healthy. I am seen him up close and have never been worried as he keeps his distance and runs away if he sees you. I grew up in the country north of Kingston and can tell the difference between coyotes and wolves (size, faces, howl etc)
No need to worry!

Mar 10, 2013
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Ahwooooooooo
by: Rob

Heard wolves howling on uplands between the airport and Hunt Club sounded like at least 4 or 5 at 2:00 am stopped by the cops. They where scared, haha. Definitely Wolves, not Coyotes. I was raised in the sticks, I know the difference.

Mar 08, 2013
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A stray dog
by: Anonymous

This animal does not walk the way I have seen Coyotes, Wolves and Coywolves move. It also seems to lack the lean body shape that is consistent with a wild animal of that nature. I would attempt to call it. If it is fearful or hesistant, and if it walks away from you, then yes, it could be an unusual Coyote mix. If it wags its tail and seems relieved by your approach, then it may be a stray dog. Please update us and what you find out. Thanks.

Mar 07, 2013
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Dog or Coyote?
by: Pat

Yesterday I saw a very large dog (?) pass through a yard south of Manotick and cross the Rideau River to the east shore. The page has link to a video and photo of footprints. We compared a book, the pictures and website. Doesn't match the description of a Coyote but do dogs grow this big? I can't imagine a Wolf in this area.

Info about Wolves in Ottawa area

Feb 27, 2013
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Wolves howling by Petro on Eagleson
by: Kanata resident

I work at the Petro on Eagleson, upon my break when I was having a cigarette, I heard about 4 - 5 Wolves howling from the fields across from the gas station.

Feb 20, 2013
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Hybrid Coy-Wolf
by: Anonymous

After some checking, the Wolf I saw was actually a Coy-Wolf hybrid. They are in the area! Hunt Club South Ottawa.

Feb 14, 2013
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Report sightings to be useful
by: Anonymous

When you report animal sightings, you must include date/time and address (a link from http://maps.google.com is better) with a detailed description of the animals and their behavior. What they were doing, were they in a group or alone. Upload a photo to any photo sharing site and post the address (URL). Ignore other reports - a wolf report in your area doesn't mean that it wasn't a large coyote or mixed breed. Posting "saw a wolf yesterday" is not useful.

If there are enough reports with location info, someone could create a map (google.com provides service to create such a map).

I maintain coyote information for Manotick-Osgoode on the Manotick Directory: http://www.manotick.net/docs/coyotes.html

Feb 03, 2013
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Wolf spotted, Hunt Club south
by: Tina

I saw a large Red Wolf in my backyard trail Friday morning February 1, 2013.

The trails behind Otto BMW. I looked out of of my kitchen window and I couldn't believe it.

I knew it was a Wolf because I know what they look like from my cottage. It was alone and sniffing around the trails. I was afraid for the little dogs running on the trails and small kids.

So I called the police and they came and walked the trails to try to locate it. Not sure if they did.

I followed the Wolf for a bit and knew it was dangerous when they are alone out of the pack but I wanted to keep an eye.

I saved a couple's little dog because they were walking with the dog loose up ahead.

The wolf was obviously hungry and would have grabbed the dog.

I had no idea wolves were around here!

Jan 29, 2013
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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

As we were driving South on Eagleson Road today, we sighted four wolves in the same area as Bruce. These were large animals, not likely coyotes as far as we could tell.

Jan 24, 2013
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Wolf sighting
by: Bruce

Driving home towards Kanata January 23rd and I saw 4 Wolves moving through the field on the north side of the Queensway just before Eagleson Road. These were not Coyotes as they were huge. I have seen many Coyotes and they are much smaller and usually travel alone. This was an awesome sight. They looked like ghosts as they moved through the field. Beautiful animals.

Jan 19, 2013
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Wolf on NCC land in residential south Ottawa
by: Betty

Saw a Wolf Friday January 18 at 9:20 am behind the chain-link fence that divides my yard from NCC land.
This is near the CE Centre and the Airport Parkway, just off Albion Road.
It followed the fence the length of our yard and the neighbours.
At lunchtime it came back again, this time 30 feet further into the woods, and nose down sniffing along a scent trail.
Definitely a Wolf - a large animal, dark almost black coat, bushy tail carried very low.
Too big and dark for a coyote. Two other people with me agree it was a wolf we saw. We all stood amazed.

Jan 09, 2013
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Wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

This morning, January 9th, 2013, at around 8:30 saw a wolf on the Rockliffe Parkway close to the Canada Aviation Museum. He was shabby looking, on top of the snow bank wanting to cross the Parkway. I have advised the NCC authorities.

Jan 03, 2013
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Ottawa River Wolf
by: Anonymous

Re: my post yesterday (though not put up yet) the exit point would have been around RCMP barracks not Yacht Club

Jan 02, 2013
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Wolf on Ottawa River
by: Anonymous

No binoculars unfortunately but we have just seen c.1645 today from river path beneath Birch area car park, a single large seemingly low-slung brown bushy animal slowly crossing Ottawa River from Kettle Island and exiting probably around Rockliffe Yacht Club.
Reassuring from comments here confirming existence of Wolves in area that first reaction that this was probably a wolf may well be right.
Too big for Coyote and body shape and deportment not right for a deer.

Dec 30, 2012
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Wolf in Riverside South
by: Anonymous

Just spotted a Wolf cross the street in Riverside South neighbourhood south of the Airport (around 11:45pm Dec 29/12). Second spotting of a Wolf in the past 5 years, pretty rare. Coyotes are spotted every now and then but this was definitely a Wolf, it was white.

Dec 25, 2012
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Injured Wolf Rockcliffe Parkway
by: Anonymous

Spotted what appeared to be a Wolf today on the Rockcliffe Parkway. It had an injured rear leg and was hopping through the snow on the three other legs.

Dec 24, 2012
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Wolf on Rockliffe Parkway
by: Anonymous

I spotted a wolf on the Rockliffe Parkway this morning (around 10:45 AM. It was pretty amazing.

Dec 11, 2012
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Wolves
by: Anonymous

My son saw a Wolf in Metcalfe. It was not a Coyote. We also saw two Wolves last winter.

Dec 10, 2012
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Wolves at old Rockliffe base
by: Anonymous

Be aware! I was walking with my dogs in the abandoned old Rockliffe base that is under discussion for redevelopment.
To make a long story short, a lone Wolf followed me close behind for 15 minutes until I finally got to my car parked at end of Hemlock road.
He had friends as the howling began right before I reached my car and the two Wolves were about 50 - 80 feet behind my friends and I.
There have been several sightings in the Aviation Parkway area, however no mention that they have followed people .... until now. Close call it was!!
Please be careful The city of Ottawa Animal Control was notified.

Dec 08, 2012
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Wolf on Airport Parkway
by: Anonymous

I just saw what looked like a Wolf run across the road right in front of me. I was heading north and it was just before the new pedestrian crossing being built. Very beautiful. It looked like it was chasing something, as it veered off once it had crossed the road.

Dec 06, 2012
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Wolf on Aviation Parkway
by: Anonymous

December 6th 2012 8:00 a.m.
Wolf crossing Aviation Parkway towards Cummings Ave close to Ogilvie Road.

Dec 04, 2012
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Wolves on Hunt Club near the Lone Star
by: Norman S

Last night (December 3 2012) around 9:30 I had just turned onto Hunt Club from the 416. I saw something moving in the right hand ditch.
Usually there are deer in the area, except it was small to be a deer and I could only see the top of the back and no head.
As I looked up to the road I saw what at first glance was a large "dog". It looked like a husky, only it was too large to be a husky.
I thought it may be a Wolf as I had heard there are wolves in the area. Now I am certain it was.

Nov 21, 2012
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Wolf sighting near Carleton U
by: Rob Mcculloch

November 20, 2012 @ 7:30pm. Colonel By Drive and Bronson Ave. Side of road, a single wolf, grey and white, about 25 feet from our car. We stopped, looked at it for a minute or so, then it wandered off into the woods. The spot is very close to where many Carleton students walk by when exiting campus on the north end to access Bronson bridge.

Nov 17, 2012
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Two howling wolves
by: Anonymous

At 2 am, November 17, I heard 2 Wolves howling in the Bridlewood area of Kanata, Ontario. I've lived here 12 years, and this past year I've spotted lone coy-wolves and lone Coyotes on my walks with my dog on the paths along the power lines. This is the first time I've actually heard them, and a pair of them at that.

Several months ago, my dog chased a coy-wolf on the bike path across Stonehaven Drive. It then chased her, but got scared of me, stepped aside, and watched us walk away.

I saw a brown Coyote in our backyard just a week ago, which I mistook for a dog. As I approach it, I recognized what it was. It got scared of me and walked away.

There is so much new construction and deforestation in Kanata, that these normally shy animals are moving in closer to housing areas. I don't like that I heard two of them, as they are more dangerous in packs, but these two might have been fighting for territory (not sure). Either way, keep your cats and small dogs safe, and be on the lookout.

Thanks for the heads-up on these animals in your area

Nov 12, 2012
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Wolf in South Kanata
by: Anonymous

I saw a Brown Wolf right behind my house in the new construction development between Hope Side Road and Emerald Meadows subdivision.
It was calmly walking and looking around in the construction zone (mid morning).
Very surprised to see it in such a populated area, definitely not a Coyote.

Nov 09, 2012
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Bells Corners wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

On Friday November 9th at around 8:30 a.m. we saw a Wolf in the treed area off Robertson Road between Eaglesons and Bells Corners.

Nov 09, 2012
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Hunt Club and Old Richmond Road area
by: Anonymous

My wife told me she spotted one yesterday morning at around 8:00AM while driving to work in Kanata. I could not believe that it could be a wolf and told here it must have been a stray dog of some sort. She just forwarded me this web site now, it sure looks like there are few around there.

Oct 28, 2012
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Rural Kanata daylight sighting
by: Anonymous

We just saw a Wolf in our backyard at midday. It wandered close to the house and then disappeared into the trees.

Oct 26, 2012
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Wolves in Ottawa
by: Anonymous

I was walking home on Bank Street in South Keys, and saw two Wolves on the railroad that goes perpendicular under Bank Street.

It was kind of amazing to see them.

Oct 23, 2012
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Wolf near Carleton U
by: Anonymous

My wife just arrived home and said she saw a wolf near Colonel By Drive and Bronson Avenue, at Carleton University. Very strange, but I suppose not that strange given the Wolves spotted near the Airport Parkway

Oct 20, 2012
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Three Wolves
by: Anonymous

A colleague and I on our way to the Ottawa airport Thursday October 18th at about 8am spotted 3 adult Wolves in a clearing on the North West corner of Moodie and Hunt Club. These were definitely not Coyotes which I have seen many times. It was somewhat shocking to see them so close to residential areas and near trails I have walked and cycled. I have never seen Wolves this close in the wild although I have observed them many times in zoos and wildlife centers.

Oct 19, 2012
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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

October 17, 2012 Driving along the Rockcliffe Parkway I saw this large dog-like animal in the field. Stopped and took many pictures. As I watched it roaming around the fields it became apparent to me that it was a Wolf. We watched it pounce on little critters looking for food in the long grasses. People walking in this area should be aware of this sighting.

Oct 11, 2012
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Wolf on Aviation Parkway
by: Anonymous

A friend from school and I were driving back from Rockcliff Park today when we saw an odd looking dog.

Curious, she turned around to take another look at the dog. My friend being from Maniwaki has seen her share of Wolves and was pretty sure it was a Wolf.

It was when we U turned for the second time, passing him again, that I was positive it was a Wolf, dogs don't trot in a single line like a horse would.

That was around 3pm driving on Aviation Parkway.

Thanks for your report - it is very interesting that there are Wolves in the Ottawa, Ontario, area.

Oct 02, 2012
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Wolves or Coyotes in Bells Corners and Kanata
by: Anonymous

Wow, we travel right past that field every day, usually at around 7:00 a.m. or slightly earlier. Will be watching to see if we can spot him. There has been alot of deer action over the past few weeks but have not seen a coyote (or possible wolf) in several months now.

Oct 02, 2012
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Wolf
by: Anonymous

Saw one on trail (Bridelwood area) - mid September 2012. No doubt, a Wolf. I have a Bernese Mountain Dog and this critter was as big as my dog.

I have ran hundreds of miles over the past several years in that area and saw tons of wildlife, but never a Wolf.

Plus, I hear them at night. I know a Wolf from a Coyote both visually and by sound.

I was running in the early morning & it crossed my path in front about 20 metres away. Neat but kinda troubling in that I kept looking back to make sure I was not breakfast for the rest of pack...

Oct 01, 2012
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Response to video
by: Anonymous

Pointy ears and tail seem to represent a WOLF, not a Coyote, no doubt.

I travel the main path in the greenbelt between Bells Corners and Kanata, Ontario, everyday, but it's usually the farmer's field across the overpass I see activity.

Once saw a Wolf playing with the crows.

Jul 15, 2012
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Wolf howling in Bells Corners- July 14 2012
by: fallon McAaron

At about 1:30 p.m., I was heading to bed and my bedroom window was open. I thought I heard a Wolf howling and I debated as to whether or not it really was a Wolf, but it didn't have the same sort of yipping sound as Coyotes, which are fairly common in the greenbelt and which I am more familiar with. Did anyone else hear this?

May 27, 2012
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Wolf near Navan
by: Anonymous

On a very early morning walk just before sunrise, on the Prescott-Russell recreational trail, somewhere in between Mer-Bleue and Trim road, I have seen a Wolf from far, in the middle of a private farmland, sprinting back towards the woods!

No doubts in my mind about the species!

The Coyote is also very common in the area... but this one here was twice as big (if not 3), more grey than brown and while he ran, its tail was straight out.(All coyotes I've seen were keeping their tail down when running).

Anyways, so far, I had seen pretty much all the kind of wild animals and birds around here!

By adding the Wolf, the only one missing on my list is the Cougar! (Now that would be somewhat unrealistic).

May 25, 2012
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Wolf/Coyote in Kanata - Bells Corners
by: Mary

Last fall I saw what I thought was a Coyote in my backyard (I live along the greenbelt on Robertson Road)- it was watching my cats on the back deck and was quite close to the house, but took off when it saw me.

Last week I saw what was definitely a Coyote on the property, and it looked very different from the other animal I saw - different colouring and much smaller.

I think the one from last fall may have been a Wolf!

He was beautiful, but a bit scary that he looked to be hunting my cats.

May 20, 2012
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Latest sighting
by: Anonymous

Very large possible wolf-coyote hybrid last seen a week ago in Deevy Pines Park in Kanata. It was very larg (80lbs?) in comparison to the coyotes. It kept its distance but it was in an open area (former playground space)at 4:30 in the afternoon.

I was walking my 93lb dog and this thing was definitely comparable in height. (22-23 inches at the shoulder) Seemed a little older and slow but absolutely no fear of me & my dog.

In the late 90's I heard that there were Wolves that traveled up and down the power line from the NCC forested area. Makes me wonder if they have cross-bred with the coyotes.

May 19, 2012
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Coyotes / Wolves in Altavista
by: Anonymous

My wife and I just saw what looks like a pair of Wolves / Coyotes on Altavista Drive, at the corner of Kilborn. We didn't manage to take a photo unfortunately. I have seen foxes around here, but never saw Coyotes.

May 19, 2012
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We just saw a pair of them in Alta Vista
by: Anonymous

They were both walking very calmly into someone's backyard - definitely NOT dogs!

May 16, 2012
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Wolf on Rockliffe Parkway
by: Anonymous

I just spotted a Wolf on the Rockliffe Parkway at around 5:30 am, it was roaming around the RCMP carrousel.

Apr 13, 2012
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Wolf Hybrid Possibly?
by: Anonymous

I am also in Kanata. I have seen Coyotes but this one was much bigger than any I had seen previously.

I like the fact they are very afraid, keep their distance and never roam to the front street to get our garbage - yet.

It looks very well fed nonetheless.

Video of Coyote / Wolf we saw

Mar 30, 2012
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Wolf in Bells Corners
by: Anonymous

I saw a Wolf yesterday in the Greenbelt area between Bells Corners / Bridlewood.

It was very large (at least 70-80 lbs) and grey in colour.

Didn't look much a coyote at all - much bigger. It disappeared too quickly to get a picture!

Nov 24, 2011
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Wolves in the NCC - Kanata
by: Susan

While walking my dog in the NCC (near Bridlewood, Kanata) yesterday, I also saw a Wolf. It was about the size of my dog (90lbs). My dog was off the leash at the time and came face to face with it. I was afraid that they might get into an altercation, but the Wolf (or large Coyote) ran off.

When my dog came back I put him on the leash and then a few minutes later the Wolf came out onto the trail and was watching us.

It was so beautiful. I wish that I had my camera with me.

I have seen Wolves or Coyotes several times in this area.

Oct 01, 2011
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Wolf in Kanata
by: Kimberly

My daughter and I saw a Wolf in Kanata (Bridlewood) today, October I while walking our dogs. It stopped for a few seconds and stared at us before walking back into the woods. It was in a clearing and was definitely a wolf. I had heard that wolves sometimes came out of the NCC forest but had never seen one. A rare occasion indeed.

Sep 30, 2011
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Wolves in Ottawa
by: Anonymous

I live with a hunter, and the howling that we are hearing in Kanata is definitely Coyotes.

I hear them from October to Snow fall every year.

They run right behind Morgans Grant, in Kanata.

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