Town of Oakville hosting an online Coyote Information Session on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Wed, 24 Mar 2021
The town is hosting a virtual Coyote Information Session on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. This public meeting will provide facts about urban coyotes and answers to residents’ questions.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting will be held virtually. Visit the Coyotes page to pre-register. Once registration is complete you will receive an email providing you with the link to join the meeting on March 31.
The meeting will be hosted by town staff and representatives from Coyote Watch Canada
- Coyotes are found in every urban centre in North America. Many people think it is unusual to see coyotes on a town road or sidewalk. It’s actually very common. Much like foxes, squirrels, raccoons and other animals, they have found a permanent home in urban areas.
- Late January to mid-February is mating season. Spring is pupping season. Coyotes may be dispersing during this time looking for a potential mate and den site. With the COVID-19 restrictions that are in place, coyotes may be more noticeable as more of us are at home and out walking during the day.
- Coyotes are not considered to be a significant risk to people, but seeing one on your property or while out for a walk can be unnerving. There are steps we can take to avoid conflicts with coyotes.
- The town has a coyote management program in place which includes public education. When we are all more knowledgeable of our wildlife and act responsibly and respectfully, it is easier to coexist. Join the meeting to:
- get answers to your coyote questions
- learn how to respond to coyote sightings
- gain the knowledge you need to be coyote smart