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Coyotes stalking prey in the Mission

A Kelowna resident says she was stalked by a coyote Wednesday morning as she walked her dogs in a field off Gordon Drive.

Angie Clowry was with her Australian Shepherd and her brother’s Jack Russell Terrier in a field near Ladner Road around 7 a.m. when she noticed the coyote sneaking up behind her.

The dogs, who were off leash at the time, began barking and Clowry’s ran after the animal.

“The coyote was walking slowly away, looking back at her when it hit me it may be taunting (her dog),” she says.

“I called my dog back and then the coyote started coming towards my dogs again.”

Clowry says the coyote was eyeing up the Jack Russell, before turning its attention to the larger dog.

“The coyotes have been walking through the neighborhood. I have seen it on the other side of Gordon earlier in the month and reported it myself.”

She has also noticed coyote droppings in the vicinity and will sometimes hear them howl at night.

Clowry wants others to be aware of the coyotes and has left a sign in the field to warn others taking their animals for walks in the area.

Coyotes have also been reported near Smith Creek in West Kelowna.

Heather Yeats says the pack took down something large and they've left a huge patch of blood and core in the hills above Copper Ridge Drive.

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