Increase in coyote sightings and interactions


​Residents urged to exercise caution and follow safety tips

Over the past several days, the Town of Aurora has received several calls regarding an increase in coyote sightings and interactions.

While coyote encounters are rare, it is important to be cautious and follow the recommended safety tips from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Make your environment less attractive for coyotes:
  • Never feed coyotes or other wildlife
  • Pick up your garbage. Garbage and litter attract wildlife
  • Use motion sensor lights around your property
What to do if you encounter a coyote:
  • Keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you
  • Never approach or touch a wild animal
  • Do not turn your back or run
  • Back away while remaining calm
  • Stand tall, wave your hands, and make lots of noise
  • Carry a flashlight at night
  • If the coyote poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety – call 9-1-1
Keeping your dogs safe:
  • Keep dogs inside at night
  • Always keep your pets on a leash
  • Do not leave dog or pet food outside
  • Clean-up after your dog - coyotes are attracted to dog waste
  • Spay and neuter your pet - coyotes are attracted to animals they can mate with


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