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Thursday February 9th, 2017

Posted at 1:43pm

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Police in LaSalle say they have received a report of coyote sightings along LaSalle Trails near the McNabb Avenue and Morton Drive area.

Police say that a resident notified them that their dog was attacked by two coyotes. The dog survived the attack but suffered some lacerations and received further treatment from a Veterinarian.

Police say that trail users are encouraged to keep their dogs on a leash at all times and to clean up after their pets, as coyotes are attracted to the odour of feces. As well, trail users should beware that coyotes are most active at dawn, dusk and when it’s dark.

In most cases, coyotes will keep their distance. But if a person encounters an aggressive coyote, they should not try to touch it, back away while remaining calm, do not turn your back or try to run, and make lots of noise and wave your hands.

If the coyote poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety, call 911. If police determine there is a danger to the public, they can ask MNR to catch/trap and remove the dangerous animal from the area.

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