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Another Coyote Attack in Winnipeg, The Victim was a 4-Year-Old

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Officials with Manitoba Conservation Officers report that a coyote in the Winnipeg area attacked a four-year-old.

The incident follows a coyote attack involving a nine-year-old child on June 24, also in the North Kildonan area.

Unprovoked attacks by coyotes on humans are extremely rare but can occur. The latest incident happened on the evening of June 30 and involved a four-year-old child in the Headmaster Row area of North Kildonan. The child has been treated and released from the hospital.

Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development advises that conservation officers have stepped up patrols and hired a trapper from the Manitoba Trappers Association to assist. Officials are asking people to take extra precautions, especially with young children.

While these attacks are rare, people must be vigilant, supervise children closely, feed pets indoors, keep animals on a leash and reduce attractants. If you see a coyote, make noise, do what they can to appear large, stay in a group, and not run, as that might incite a chase.


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