Etobicoke Coyotes

by Hilda, Gabe
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)

Hilda Andrade, from Etobicoke, Ontario, wrote to say ..... Unfortunately this is not a good story. Recently a pack of these creatures attacked an unleashed 80 pound dog and almost killed it. Thankfully it was rescued and reunited with its owner. I think more needs to be done. If they are unable to live in harmony then they need to be tranquilized or I'm sorry to say culled. It's just getting way too dangerous. Perhaps this dog got close to a pen, I don't believe dogs should ever be unleashed. Unfortunately I don't have any exact information as when this happened but it was in the Kipling and Burnhamthorpe Road area.

Another reader wrote to say .....I saw two Coyotes trotting south on Forty First Street, Etobicoke, at the intersection of Hilo Road last night, January 28, 2015 at about 7:00 p.m. They were about 20 metres apart. One was in the middle of the road and the second on the east sidewalk. The first stopped and looked back to make sure, I assume, the second one was following.

Also from Etobicoke, Gabe wrote to tell us .....I was having a smoke outside my lobby by Lake Promenade and Long Branch Ave and saw one running very fast down the street with two following behind. I got in my car and followed to try to get pictures. I spotted them about a kilometre down the road near Colonel Samuel Smith park. They seemed to be looking for food.

Thank you for sending this information about Coyote sightings in Etobicoke - people need to be aware of the number of these animals in their neighbourhoods.

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