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Aggressive coyotes shut down parts of Stanley Park in Vancouver

Last Updated Jan 8, 2021 at 11:51 am PST

Parts of Stanley Park have been shut down because of reports of aggressive coyotes. (Courtesy Facebook/B.C. Conservation Officer Service)
Summary

Beware of aggressive coyotes in some parts of Stanley Park, conservation officers say

The Brockton Oval trail and other trails have been closed due to reports of aggressive coyotes at Stanley Park

It's believed at least one of the coyotes has been fed by people

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Brockton Oval trail and some others in Stanley Park have been shut down because of reports of aggressive coyotes.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says there are reports of “joggers being nipped in their lower leg and ankle area by a coyote.” So far no one’s been seriously hurt.

While coyote sightings in the popular Vancouver park are not unusual, the service says “this escalating behaviour is concerning.”

The Conservation Officer Service is asking the public to stay away from an area of Stanley Park after multiple reports…

Posted by Conservation Officer Service on Friday, January 8, 2021

It’s believed at least one of the coyotes has been fed by people — something everyone has been repeatedly urged not to do.

Work is now underway to try and catch the coyote or coyotes.

If you come across one of these animals, you’re told to make yourself as large as possible, face it, yell, wave your arms, and throw things at it.

You’re also asked to call conservation officers to report sightings at 1.877.952.7277.