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Coyote attack - 02/19/21 07:29 PM
Another coyote attack on jogger reported in Stanley Park, conservation officers say
Coyote attacks rare, but several have been noted in Stanley Park this year
CBC News ∑ Posted: Feb 18, 2021 4:30 PM PT | Last Updated: February 18
According to Wildsafe B.C., more human injuries are caused by domestic dogs than coyotes in North America. (Harry Collins Photography/Shutterstock)
Conservation Officers are reporting another person bitten by a coyote in Stanley Park and ask people to avoid the area where the attack occurred.
In a statement on Facebook, the Conservation Officer Service said a man was bitten at approximately 7 p.m. PT Wednesday evening while jogging along the seawall, southeast of the Lions Gate Bridge.
The man was bitten on the right calf, the conservation service said, and was treated at hospital. Conservation officers arrived on the scene but could not find the coyote.
The conservation service said they will have an "enhanced" presence in Stanley Park Thursday to respond to any reports.
For now, the message is to stay away.
"If you are jogging along the seawall, there is a risk you may encounter an aggressive coyote," the statement read.