January 13, 2016 8:58 am

‘Growling’ coyote reportedly approached students at high school in Oakville

File photo of a coyote.

Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press
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Police are warning residents in Oakville, Ont. to be on the lookout for coyotes after high school students were reportedly approached by one of them this week.

Halton Regional Police say the “growling” coyote was spotted near Oakville Trafalgar High School on Jan. 12.

Authorities say there have been increased coyote sightings in recent months and more of them are being seen during the daylight hours in the area of east Oakville between Trafalgar Road and Ford Drive.

Police are reminding the public to be cautious and to avoid contact with the animals.

“The public are also asked to refrain from feeding the animals as this will only encourage them to come closer to residential areas,” police said.

The Town of Oakville has scheduled an information session on Jan. 20 at St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School between 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. for citizens who may have questions and concerns.

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