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Trails reopened after coyote sighting

The trails at Skmaqn-Port La Joye-Fort Amherst, the national historic site on Charlottetown Harbour, are open to the public again after a coyote sighting last month.

The trails were closed for 10 days

If you see a coyote, report it to Parks Canada. (Submitted by Joedy Harper)

The trails at Skmaqn-Port La Joye-Fort Amherst, the national historic site on Charlottetown Harbour, are open to the public again after a coyote sighting last month.

Parks Canada says wildlife conflict experts assessed the situation after a pair of coyotes followed a man walking on the trail. The trails were closed to visitors for 10 days.

Visitors are still being advised by Parks Canada to take precautions when in the area.

  • If you see signs of coyotes leave the area.

  • If you encounter a coyote do not run.

  • Back away slowly. Do not turn your back and act big.

Dogs should be kept on a leash no more than three metres in length, and people are advised not to hike alone.

Parks Canada is asking if you see a coyote to report it.

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With files from Laura Chapin