Hamilton Conservation Authority warns of territorial coyote in Eramosa Karst


Published April 11, 2022 at 7:57 am

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The Hamilton Conservation Authority is asking members of the public to avoid a part of the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area due to sightings of a territorial coyote.

A notice posted on the HCA website said that the coyote has been sighted in a northern section of the conservation area ‘near the intersection of the Orange and Blue trails, alongside the Nexus Cave area.’

Staff are said to be keeping a close eye on the area but people and dogs are being urged to avoid the area.

“The HCA is asking hikers and especially dog walkers to avoid the area for now and let wildlife feel safe in their home,” said Gord Costie, Director of Customer Services for the HCA.

“At times the wildlife in our conservation areas needs space from people and their pets.”

Dogs have to be leashed in the conservation area as they, the HCA said, may be seen as a threat by coyotes to their home territory.

Signs have been posted throughout Eramosa Karst, located on Upper Mount Albion Road, warning hikers of the sighting and the fact that the coyote is showing signs of protecting its territory.

More information about coyotes and co-existing with them can be found on the HCA website.

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