We have been advised of a recent coyote sighting in the Village. The Dept. of Natural Resources has informed that coyotes are a nuisance animal that do not usually pose a threat to people as they are generally shy and like to avoid confrontations with humans. They are looking for food sources, which can include small animals and garbage cans, so keeping pets inside and making garbage cans inaccessible will help keep them away.
Prevention is the best tool to minimize conflicts with coyotes and other wildlife. Follow these management strategies around your property and encourage your neighbours to do the same:
More information about how to avoid contact with coyotes and how to handle coyote problems is available on the DNR website: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Wildlife/Coyotes.pdf.