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Two people arrested for allegedly feeding coyotes in Stanley Park

Thursday, September 23rd 2021, 11:24 am - A vehicle has been seized and two Lower Mainland residents arrested on Tuesday

Two people have been arrested and a vehicle has been seized in connection with the alleged feeding of coyotes in Stanley Park on Tuesday, said the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.

Yesterday, the park fully reopened to the public after a two-week nighttime closure to cull aggressive coyotes. The park was closed from Sept. 3 between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to allow for overnight trapping.

Four coyotes were killed as part of that cull.

The service said feeding dangerous wildlife violates the Wildlife Act, and warned that feeding wildlife lowers an animal's natural fear of humans and often results in injury.

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They cited multiple coyote attacks that have occurred between December 2020 and early September this year.

So far, 45 people have reported being nipped or bitten by coyotes in the park.

This article, written by Meera Bains, was originally published for CBC News.

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