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Learning to live with coyotes in Vancouver (VIDEO)

Don't freak out if you're followed by a coyote.
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Urban coyote encounters are rising in Vancouver / Brendan Kergin

Coyote breeding season is upon Metro Vancouver and the Stanley Park Ecology Society is educating visitors on how to avoid dangerous encounters with our furry friends.

The initiative comes after the B.C. Conservation Officer Service received several reports of coyotes approaching people in Stanley Park over the last month. SPES Urban Wildlife Programs Coordinator Dannie Piezas reminds residents we need to drop the fear factor and start learning more about wild animal behaviour. 

The society monitors coyote activity across the city and posts all sightings to a virtual interactive map. If you do come across a coyote, report it through their online form.