Toronto resident Samantha Pegg was out for a walk Friday morning by the rail tracks train tracks near Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue when she spotted a rare sight for the city — a family of coyotes. Pegg captured footage of the two full grown coyotes and three pups on her phone.
According to Toronto Animal Services, there have been nearly 400 coyote sightings reported to 311 so far in 2018.
If you encounter a coyote, Toronto Animal Services recommends taking the following steps to avoid confrontation.
The city has recommendations of how to respond to urban coyote sightings on their website. They are typically non-confrontational with humans, but you should call 311 if you observe any of the following behaviours.
Image via Flickr/John Flannery