Coyote Sightings in LaSalle
Recently there have been reports to LaSalle Police Service and on social media regarding coyote sightings in LaSalle. None of these recent sightings have indicated any aggressive behaviour toward persons or pets.
It should be noted that coyotes are entering their breeding season which generally lasts until the end of March when they may start rearing their pups. Coyote behaviour during this time may be more bold and protective of their territory.
If you encounter a coyote
If you see a coyote, keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you.
If you encounter an aggressive animal:
- never approach or touch a wild animal
- do not turn your back or run from a wild animal
- back away from the animal while remaining calm
- stand tall, wave your hands, and make lots of noise
- carry a flashlight at night
If any wild animal poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety — call 911 or LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210.
Unless the coyote is posing an imminent threat please DO NOT call 911. If you simply wish to report a coyote sighting please use our non-emergency line at 519 -969-5210.
For more information on managing conflicts with coyotes please visit:
Ontario Canada – Preventing and managing conflicts with coyotes
For more information on wildlife in the Town of LaSalle please visit: