CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Police are warning people about a coyote sighting in a Newfoundland community.
They say a member of the force saw the animal crossing the sidewalk on Route 60 near an Irving station in Manuels at 5:30 a.m.
Sgt. Rod Priddle says he has alerted wildlife officials about the sighting, but it wasn’t clear if they planned to respond to the area.
Police say people should keep pets indoors and not leave garbage outside if they see a coyote.
They say anyone who is approached by a coyote should try to remain calm and try to move away quietly if it hasn’t seen them.
But they say people should act aggressively by waving their arms and shouting if the animal has spotted them.