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Coyote Safety Tips

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Reducing Coyote Problems

  • Do not feed coyotes or any other wildlife, especially near human habitation.

  • Keep all garbage in plastic or metal containers with lids tightly secured.

  • Keep children under close supervision while they are outside.

  • Bring pet food inside a secure location every night or, better yet, feed your pets indoors.

  • Keeps pets inside at night and under close supervision while they are outside during the day.

  • Avoid close contact with any wild animal or wild animal feces to prevent exposure to disease or parasites, and ensure your pet's vaccinations are up to date.

  • Coyotes can also be removed by a homeowner at anytime in defense of private property or to protect personal safety on land that they own.  Property owners may also use the services of another individual, such as a licensed trapper, to address a particular problem coyote on their property.

Encountering a Coyote 

  • Never approach or crowd a coyote — give it an escape route.

  • Stop, remain calm and assess your situation.

  • If the coyote seems unaware of you, move away quietly when it is not looking in your direction.

  • If the coyote is aware of you, let it know you are human: shout at it, wave your arms above your head to make yourself appear more threatening, throw stones or other objects at it.

  • If the coyote continues to approach, back away slowly and move toward buildings or human activity.

  • Do not turn away or run — this may encourage the coyote to chase you.

    If the coyote attacks you - - FIGHT BACK!

~ information courtesy of the Province of Manitoba Wildlife Branch