Sep 20, 2022

By Bob Komsic

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The City of Burlington says with the help of a certified wildlife control expert, it has now ”eliminated” the third aggressive coyote responsible for the recent unprovoked attacks on people in south central Burlington.
The coyotes were identified based on feedback and descriptions received from the residents that were attacked.

In the past several weeks, there have been seven unprovoked attacks on humans reported to the City.

Animal Services staff have played a key role in tracking the coyotes identified as being responsible for all of the attacks.

The City is asking residents to continue to be vigilant and report coyote sightings.

City staff continue to be on high alert, this includes patrolling the city, gathering information, and looking for food sources.

The City has recently started covering park and public garbage bins with lids and remind residents that these bins are for park garbage only.

If residents are aware of any feeding of wildlife they should report it to Animal Services [email protected] or 905-335-3030.

Anyone attacked by a coyote is advised to seek immediate medical attention and report the attack to the Halton Region Health Department and to the City of Burlington Animal Services at [email protected] or 905-335-3030.

Municipalities are responsible for taking appropriate actions to manage resident coyote sightings, encounters and attacks and take appropriate action.

If a coyote attacks a person, the City has a Council approved Coyote Response Strategy in place that is currently being followed to prioritize and deal with this situation.

(The City of Burlington)

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