More reports of coyotes in the Trail area

While the bears are starting to hibernate, we're hearing more about coyotes.

In the Trail area there have been a number of reports, including  one where a coyote was following a woman in the Shavers Bench area.

Nelson Conservation Officer Nathan Smienk says that's unusual behaviour, but it may be learned behaviour.

Someone may have fed the coyote something in the same area.

He says they don't usually get a lot of calls about coyotes...they're around, but they're usually cagey and keep to themselves and it's very rare for one to attack a person.

If you do run into an aggressive one, Smienk says  just try to leave the area.