Coyote warnings posted in Pointe-Claire

The City of Pointe-Claire has adopted a live and let live approach to recent indications that a coyote may have taken up residence, or has at least been scoping out the Terra Cotta Nature Park.

Pro-mayor Cynthia Homan tells CTV News that two city workers first spotted the animal in recent weeks, but for now no special measures will be taken to try to capture the animal.

Homan says for the time being the city will rely on citizens to be vigilant.

The city has issued a number of recommendations for citizens to follow if they are confronted by a coyote including refraining from feeding the animal and maintaining eye contact.
Signs advising residents of the possible presence of a coyote have been posted along the perimeter of Terra Cotta Park.

There have been several sightings of coyotes on the West Island in recent weeks.