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Jogger attacked by coyote along Vancouver's seawall

Last Updated Feb 18, 2021 at 3:57 pm PDT

File: Vancouver Park Rangers, and the Stanley Park Ecological Society inform visitors to the park and warn them about coyotes in the area on Friday January 22nd, 2020. (Image Credit: CityNews)
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A man was bitten in the calf by a coyote while jogging along Vancouver's seawall on Wednesday

If a coyote approaches you, make yourself as large as possible and make noise

Conservation officers have been in Stanley Park in recent weeks after multiple coyote sightings

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There’s another warning from the BC Conservation Officer Service after a jogger was bitten by a coyote along the seawall in Vancouver Wednesday evening.

The jogger, who had just passed the 4km mark, was southeast of the Lions Gate Bridge when he was bitten in the calf by one of the animals.

“He suffered a bite to his right calf, and was treated at hospital. Conservation officers attended the attack site last night, but no coyote was found,” reads a statement posted to the BCCOS Facebook page.

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There will be more conservation officers in Stanley Park Thursday, as they continue to patrol the area. If a coyote approaches you, you should make yourself as large as possible, face it, wave your arms, yell, and even throw sticks or stones.

Conservation Officers are investigating a new coyote attack in Stanley Park, after a man was bitten while jogging along…

Posted by Conservation Officer Service onĀ Thursday, February 18, 2021

Conservation officers have been in the park in the past few weeks after multiple sightings of the animals.

While seeing a coyote isn’t uncommon, officers say the fact they’re following people is. It’s believed these animals have been fed.

Any encounters or information regarding people feeding wildlife should be reported to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.