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Notice: Stony Lake Trails

KLT Notice Regarding Aggressive Coyotes Along Section of Stony Lake Trails:

June 4, 2024

Kawartha Land Trust has been made aware of a pack of aggressive coyotes on a section of the Blue Trail at KLT’s Stony Lake Trails.

During the weekend, there was a tense encounter between several hikers, their dogs, and a pack of coyotes along the trail. We’re thankful to the hikers for reaching out to us to alert us to the encounter. We have reported the encounter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

Please exercise extra caution if hiking in the region. As an added measure, please review the Government of Ontario document “Best Practices Guide: Coyote-Human Interactions” posted on North Kawartha Township’s website.

From the document linked to above:

If you see a coyote, keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you. If you encounter an aggressive coyote, there are several things you should know and do:

• Never approach or touch a coyote.
• Do not turn your back on, or run from, a coyote.
• Back away from the coyote while remaining calm.
• Stand tall, wave your hands and make lots of noise.
• Carry a flashlight at night to scare off coyotes.
• If a coyote poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety, call 911.

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