Reducing Coyote Problems
Posted: December 1, 2016
- 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 pet indoors.
- Keep pets inside at night and under close supervision whey 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 more toward buildings or human activity.
- Do not turn away or run - this may encourage the coyote to chase you.
Information courtesy Province of Manitoba/Wildlife Branch