CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A pack of coyotes appear to be roaming in southwest Calgary.
Calgary police posted on Twitter Tuesday morning that the coyotes were spotted in Upper Mount Royal near Colborne Crescent and 12 Street.
Pack of coyotes spotted cruising through yards in Upper Mount Royal near Colborne Crescent x 12 St SW. To learn more about the benefits of urban coyotes in #Calgary, visit https://t.co/29VfMiYR04. #yyc pic.twitter.com/0WmuHU1E4l
— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) August 13, 2019
Despite sometimes being seen as a nuisance, the City of Calgary says coyotes play a vital role in the city’s ecosystem.
They say urban coyotes help control populations of other wildlife, especially rodents, from becoming problematic.
Regardless, the city says you need to be cautious around coyotes.
They say you should never feed coyotes or leave pet food outside, be mindful of where your children are and don’t leave them unattended. You should also carry a loud whistle in areas that have coyotes and throw all garbage in park containers and pick up after your pet.