City issues warning after coyotes attack 2 Airdrie children
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:01 PM - Officials in Airdrie, Alberta have issued a warning after two children were attacked by coyotes in the region.
The first attack happened December 14 when a coyote nipped a child's leg. The second incident occurred Monday, when another coyote bit a child's clothing.
Both children were unharmed because they were wearing thick layers of winter clothing at the time.
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“We are very, very grateful (they’re OK),” said Jill Iverson, spokeswoman for the City of Airdrie, via the Calgary Herald.
“These are too close of calls and we’re doing everything we can to make sure this isn’t going to escalate any further.”
A contractor has been hired to help deter the coyotes. Live traps have been set in several areas.
Officials recommend keeping children and pets close when outdoors and sticking to well-lit areas.
Sightings can be reported to the parks department at: 403-948-8400.