Vancouver walkers are no longer protected from aggressive coyotes
There have been 15 attacks in the last three months. Those who feed the animals will have to expect higher fines.
A trip to Stanley Park in Vancouver can be dangerous these days. Within three months, the Coyotes attacked fifteen joggers and walkers in City Park. In two cases the animals also attacked the cyclists. Several paths through the park are temporarily closed.
According to an estimate by the park administration, about a dozen coyotes live on an area of about 400 hectares. At the beginning of the year two coyotes had to be killed due to several aggressive behavior towards humans.
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In order not to strip the animals further, the park administration is now tightening the ban on feeding. Anyone who violates this rule can expect fines of 50,000 Canadian dollars (about 37,000 Swiss francs).
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