Coyote reported attacking a dog on Old Stumpy Trail in Fernie

coyoteFriday May 16. A coyote was reported attacking a dog on Old Stumpy Trail a few days ago.

• Be Aware of the wildlife in the area
• Make noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice)
• Carry a walking stick
• Walk in groups
• Keep dogs leashed and do not allow them to interact with Coyotes

If you encounter a Coyote:
• STAY CALM
• DO NOT RUN
• Be as large and mean as possible (use your loud human voice, raise your arms)
• Maintain eye contact
• If the Coyote approaches you, throw rocks, sticks, or whatever you have at hand to deter the canine
• Back away slowly
• Never turn your back on wildlife
• Do not approach or feed wildlife

For more information on wildlife safety visit www.wildsafebc.com