Increased Coyotes Sightings In Essex

A warning from the Town of Essex.

Interim CAO Donna Hunter says there have been more coyote sightings in the municipality.

She says the increased sightings are happening in Harrow and Colchester.

A coyote peers down from a backyard of the Neville Park ravine in the Beach neighborhood in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

(Silvio Santos / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Hunter says the town has set up tips on its website.

"What we wanted to do is point the residents to our website because we have some information on our website about living in the same areas of wildlife and what they should think about doing and not doing," says Hunter.

The town is reminding residents to have their dogs on a leash, pick up feces and call 911 if you're in danger.