The City of Guelph and the Humane Society of Guelph are reminding trail users to be vigilant following several coyote sightings along the niska trail in Guelph’s West End.
In Two Seperatew incidents this month, a coyote has been sighted stalking dogs and their owners.
the first incident saw a coyote attack a dog while the owner was hiking on the trail.
The second saw the coyote attacking a hiker walking two dogs, no knowledge is know whether it was the same coyote or not.
Trail users are asked to keep their dogs on the leash, and to clean up after their dogs since coyotes are attraced to the feces. and avoid using trails at dawn or dusk and of course after dark since that is when coyotes are most active.
If you do encounter a coyote, remember to Never approach the animal.
Back Away while keeping calm.
Never turn your back or run away from the animal.
Stand tall, make lots of noise.
At Night ; Carry a flash light to scare them away.
and if a coyote poses danger to public safety, call 911.