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Sun May 26, 2019, 08:41 PM

Family of coyotes with 9 pups occupying stone wall near Calgary, Canada

(I think it is great they are being allowed to live in peace, although the video shows a woman right in front of the yellow ribbon).


A family of coyotes has taken up residence in the large, stacked boulders of a stone wall in the northwest community of Arbour Lake. Neighbours have observed the nine pups as well as at least one very protective parent, and city officials are asking the public to keep a respectable distance.

"Please don't bring your dogs to that area, give them some space, let mom do her thing," he said, adding dogs could be seen as a threat or potentially prey.

"She's obviously going to be pretty protective of the puppies. We're of course afraid of things like pups getting hit by cars."

Manderson said the dens are found all over they city they are currently monitoring dens in Aspen, Springbank and Nose Hill but that this one is unusually close to the sidewalk.

"Mom will be protective, that's just natural," he said. "The mother will protect her pups so please don't approach the animals for that reason alone. You don't want to put yourself at risk."

People approaching the pups could also stress the animals out, he noted.

"It might feel great to take a selfie or get in really close and take a photograph, but if you think about the impact on the animal, it's generally not a good thing," he said.

Manderson urges area residents to check they don't have any tempting food out in their yards, pet food and compost. Instead, coyotes will hunt out natural prey like mice and rabbits, he said.

"They live among us, they're everywhere in Calgary. They play a really important role in the healthy ecosystem function."


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Sun May 26, 2019, 10:51 PM

1. Adorable.

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