Close encounter with coyotes in Kenna Cartwright

By James Peters
January 21, 2016 - 11:49am

KAMLOOPS — The Conservation Service is investigating a report that a woman walking her dog in Kenna Cartwright Park this morning had a close encounter with a pack of coyotes.

Conservation Officer Kevin Van Damme says the incident was a little out of the ordinary.

"Unusual for coyotes to actually make contact with people [it's] extremely rare for that to happen, possibly the coyotes were interested in the dog, and that is why they came a little closer to her," said Van Damme. 

He notes Kenna Cartwright does have a stable coyote population, and the animals do sometimes hunt in their family groups.

Van Damme says this is the first call the service has received about this particular group.

If you are out walking and are pursued by coyotes, call the Conservation Officer Service.

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