Kirkland coyote: dog injured after Ecclestone Park incident

Another incident involving the Kirkland coyote has residents on edge.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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“My wife and our dog were attacked at Ecclestone Park in front of the chalet by a coyote,” said Richard Jamgotchian.

“The coyote was not scared of my wife until a neighbour came to help.”

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The dog was injured on her back leg.

Kirkland resident Jordan Furfaro fed a coyote that followed him home.

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A woman claims she saw what she believes is a coyote in Ecclestone Park in Kirkland, Thursday, July 8, 2016.

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“Missy” is the resident coyote at the Ecomuseum in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.

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    This comes after several recent incidents in the area where the coyote has approached several people and dogs.

    “It’s definitely disturbing and a concern for the pets,” said Kirkland resident Georgia Genovezos.

    “You would never want anything to harm your pet so it’s concerning.”

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    Jacques Nadeau, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, explained coyotes rarely attack humans, but residents should be wary of allowing small pets off a leash.

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    Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson said authorities are taking steps to capture the wild animal.

    “Where Harris Park is, towards the Trans-Canada, we have an empty lot there, zoned industrial – there’s a possibility that he’s living in that area,” Gibson told Global News.

    “We contacted the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs and they gave us the permission to put a safe trap to capture and relocate him.”

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    As a precaution, Skedaddle urban wildlife specialist Bill Dowd is asking residents not to feed the coyotes.

    Anyone who sees a coyote should call Kirkland’s municipal patrol at 514-630-1234.