Aggressive coyotes prompt closure of section of Fish Creek Provincial Park in southeast Calgary

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Reports of aggressive coyotes prompted the province to close a section of Fish Creek Park in southeast Calgary.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - image credit)
Reports of aggressive coyotes prompted the province to close a section of Fish Creek Park in southeast Calgary. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - image credit)

A section of Fish Creek Provincial Park in southeast Calgary has been closed to the public after reports of aggressive coyotes attacking a person and a dog.

The closure extends from Parkside Green to Parkvista Crescent S.E. over to the east bank of Fish Creek itself, according to a notice on the Alberta Parks website.

All trails and surrounding terrain in the affected area are closed to park users until further notice.

The province says there are several ways for people to avoid and minimize conflicts with coyotes.

It's important to never feed the animals, be loud and aggressive if you run into one, clear garbage and animal feces from your yard, and keep pets or children under close supervision.

"If you encounter a coyote, make the experience unpleasant for the animal. Make it feel unwelcome in your neighbourhood," Alberta Parks said.

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