Possible coyote spotted in Kilbride, wildlife office investigating

Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are on Bay Bulls Road in St. John's this morning, after getting a call about a possible coyote in the area.

A resident called the police after seeing a brown and grey-coloured animal roaming the streets in the Kilbride neighbourhood. Wildlife officials told CBC they are "pretty certain" the animal is a coyote.

Another resident, Eric Hutton, shared photos of the animal, saying he first spotted it in his front yard around 7:40 a.m.

"My wife and I had just got up shortly before that, and when we opened the blinds on the front window a coyote was just plunking itself down about 10 feet from the window," he told CBC.

"It certainly had all the colouring, and the shape of the body kind of reminded of what a coyote looks like."

RNC on scene

Hutton said the animal moved from his yard to another property through a hole in the fence, and police were on the street monitoring the scene.

"They said that they were aware of the animal and that they were monitoring its movements and that wildlife had been called," Hutton said.

The RNC said that by 10:30 a.m., the animal had left the area, and the matter had been handed over to provincial wildlife official.