What should I do if I see a coyote?
  • If you encounter a coyote, make the experience unpleasant for the animal. Make it feel unwelcome in your neighbourhood. Even if you are not concerned about problems with coyotes, they should not feel comfortable around us or our homes.
  • Respond to their presence aggressively by making yourself appear larger. Wave your arms overhead, or thrust long objects like a walking stick toward the coyote.
  • Throw rocks, sticks or other objects toward the animal.
  • Shout in a deep voice and maintain eye contact.
  • If the coyote continues to approach, back away slowly and move toward buildings or human activity if the coyote continues to approach.
  • Do not turn away or run. This will encourage the coyote to chase you.
  • For situations involving aggressive encounters, phone the Report-A-Poacher number at 1-800-642-3800 and report the details.


Source: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/human-wildlife-conflict/coyotes.aspx

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1. Why do we see coyotes in the city?
2. Why not remove coyotes from cities?
3. What is being done about coyotes in the city?
4. How can I reduce the chances of coyotes returning to my neighbourhood?
5. What should I do if I see a coyote?
6. What should I teach my child about coyotes?
7. Why do coyotes visit schoolyards?
8. Is it normal to see coyotes in packs?
9. Is it typical to see coyotes during the day?