You may have noticed more frequent sightings of wildlife in Oakville over the past few years, in particular coyotes.
According to the Oakville -Milton Humane Society (OMHS), more frequent reports of coyotes during this time is in part due to more people staying at home over the pandemic, which allowed people more opportunity and time to explore their residential neigbourhoods and to encounter various wild neighbourhood inhabitants like coyotes.
During approximately mid-February coyotes are mating, with puppies due in April. Therefore, there will be more frequent sightings, as well as fall when coyotes prepare for winter.
As humans continue to encroach on coyote territory through housing and infrastructure development, there will be more human/coyote interaction.
Therefore, the OMHS recommends 5 main rules to allow for a more peaceful co-existence:
DO NOT leave out bird seed in the backyard as this will encourage or lure coyotes into your backyard to hunt birds and other...