Coyote ‘still at large’ after biting 2 people in North York park, city says

The City of Toronto is warning residents to keep away from a North York park after two people have been attacked and bitten by a coyote on Sunday afternoon. 

In a information launch, the city mentioned the assaults occurred at Bayview Village Park, which is positioned on Bayview Avenue simply north of Sheppard Avenue East.

Toronto police instructed CBC they obtained a number of experiences round 1 p.m. {that a} coyote had been noticed in the realm.

In a tweet Sunday night, police mentioned an “aggressive” coyote had attacked an unknown variety of people.

Paramedics attended the scene to assist police, however did not transport anybody to hospital with accidents.

“Toronto Animal Services and the Toronto Police Services Emergency Task Force have been in the area all day today working diligently to capture the coyote and will resume their efforts tomorrow,” the city mentioned. 


The city mentioned it is irregular for a coyote to chew a human they usually typically do not pose a menace to the general public. 

Still, it isn’t the primary time a coyote has acted aggressively in the city this 12 months.

In July, a 10-year-old lady in Scarborough was chased by a coyote whereas strolling her canine. The canine was injured after it tried to battle off the animal. That identical month, a six-year-old lady was bitten by a coyote in Oshawa.

In B.C. earlier this 12 months, the provincial ministry accountable for wildlife mentioned it could place traps in Vancouver’s largest park to take away and euthanize as much as 35 coyotes after a rash of assaults on people.

There have been 45 cases of people being bitten or nipped in Stanley Park since final December.

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