Derek Smith took some amazing photos of a coyote near Walwyn and Lamont late last week. He says the coyote has been licking its leg, and that the city said it likely has mange.
Coyotes are generally safe to have nearby and are a sign of a healthy ecosystem, the city says. Small dogs and cats, however, are sometimes attacked.
The city will not interfere with coyotes unless they are a “bona fide risk to public safety”. Those coyotes that are found to be a risk will be killed, not relocated.
If you happen to come across a coyote, the city recommends being noisy and appearing as large and as threatening possible, by, for example, shaking an umbrella or throwing rocks. They recommend you then back away.