Coyote Sightings

by Judy-Marie Watson
(London, Ontario, Canada)

On December 23, 2011, I was coming home from work at 1:30 in the morning when I saw, what at first seemed to be, a large white shepherd-type dog on Ernest Avenue in London, Ontario.

I slowed as it was crossing the road back and forth, only to see, on closer inspection, the animal appeared to be an almost white Coyote, possibly an albino.

It slowed briefly to stare into my headlights, and then resumed travelling up the street.

It's not unusual, being only a couple of blocks from a highway, that an assortment of wild animals wander into the subdivision at night.

More recently, at 12:30 a.m. on March 3rd 2012, again driving home, I had turned off Highbury Avenue onto Bradley, when a Coyote came running up from the gully area to my right crossing the otherwise empty intersection at Pond Mills, disappearing into the night.

As an owner of little dogs, I'm careful now to more closely supervise their late hour back yard ventures since these sightings.

Thanks for your report and for the heads-up about Coyotes in London, Ontario.

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