Town of Oakville to hold information night on coyotes

  • January 15, 2016
  • Stephanie Lai

Because coyotes can be seen regularly in the parklands and ravines in Oakville, the Town will be holding an information night on January 20 at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School on 1080 Linbrook Rd.

In a release dated January 13 by the Town, it says the information session will provide facts about the animals and offer steps to take to ensure a "better coexistence with our local wildlife."

The Oakville Milton Humane Society (OMHS), Toronto Wildlife Centre and Halton Regional Poilice will send representatives and speak to residents about each respective organization is doing and how to appropriately respond to a coyote sighting.

In the release, several reasons are listed as to why the number of sightings has increased:

  • Food is readily available
  • A case of mange among Oakville's coyote population is making the infected coyotes seek food and warmth in residential areas
  • Interactions with people are being tolerated. Coyotes should be actively scared off when they first start approaching residential areas
  • Coyotes mate in January and February, which means coyotes are more active
  • Coyotes can be spotted more easily in the winter months as there is less foliage for them to hide behind

To read the full release, click here.

For more info on coyotes, click here.