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Coyote bites another jogger in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

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The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is now advising people to avoid running through the Stanley Park trails right now -- due to a growing number of coyote attacks – Feb 18, 2021

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has confirmed that a coyote has once again bitten a runner in Stanley Park.

The agency said it happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday, near the 4 kilometre mark of the seawall, southeast of the Lions Gate Bridge.

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Warnings not to run through Stanley Park after growing number of coyote attacks – Feb 18, 2021

The man suffered a bite to his right calf and was treated in hospital.

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“The Conservation Officer Service is asking the public to avoid the area – if you are jogging along the seawall, there is a risk you may encounter an aggressive coyote,” the service said in a Facebook post.

Conservation officers attended the site Wednesday night but weren’t able to locate the coyote.

Officers were back in the park Thursday.

It’s the latest in a string of coyote attacks and aggressive encounters reported since December.

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2 coyotes euthanized after Stanley Park attacks – Jan 13, 2021

Incidents have been reported between Brockton point and the Hollow Tree area.

Read more: Two coyotes euthanized following recent string of Stanley Park attacks

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Conservation officers killed two coyotes in January.

Officials believe the animals have become habituated to humans because people are feeding them, and are reminding people that it is neither legal nor humane to feed wild animals.

Anyone who sees someone feeding coyotes is urged to call B.C.’s RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

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