Aggressive Coyotes in Ward 6 - Tips on Coyote Safety

There have been reports of aggressive coyotes in Ward 6 - particularly in the communities of Strathcona, Christie and West Springs. Here are a few tips on Coyote safety.

How can I avoid a negative encounter?

-Don’t approach or feed coyotes. Teach children not to approach wildlife either
-Never leave small children unattended
-Keep dogs on a leash in areas frequented by coyotes, even in off-lease areas
-Don’t allow cats to roam

What should I do if a coyote approaches or acts aggressively?

- Do NOT run or turn away
- Try to scare the animal by shouting and waving your arms overhead
- Bang sticks of clang pots together towards the animal
- Maintain eye contact with the animal and back slowly away