Be Aware of Coyotes After Attack Along Bridge Drive Pedestrian Path
LETHBRIDGE - Regional Police are advising the public to be aware of coyotes after an
attack on Wednesday.
A woman was jogging along the Bridge Drive pedestrian path with her Labrador Retriever around 1:00 pm, when the coyote approached from behind and
went after the dog. The woman was able to scare the coyote away and she was not
injured. However, the dog suffered minor puncture wounds to its tail.
If you encounter a coyote, you're encouraged to respond aggressively by
waving your arms, throw rocks and sticks to scare it away, carry a whistle to
startle the animal and shout in a loud deep voice. Do not turn away or run as this may trigger a predatory instinct and encourage the coyote to chase after you.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12/9/2013 2:58:09 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News