Living with Coyotes

From the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Source: MorguefileCoyotes are commonly found in open, agricultural land that includes woodlots and areas covered with brush. In cities, coyotes prefer natural green space, such as parks, ravines and stream banks.

Coyotes can raise concerns when they

  • feed on garbage, compost, fruit or vegetable gardens
  • prey on livestock or pets

Landowners can take action to manage wildlife on their property. Conflicts can often be prevented by making changes on your property:

  • remove sources of food by protecting pets and livestock
  • fence your gardens
  • secure garbage and compost

Taking these steps will help encourage coyotes to find somewhere else to look for food.

Most importantly, never feed coyotes or other wildlife.

For more information about coyotes, visit MNR's website.