Parks Canada officials are investigating another human encounter with coyotes in the Cape Breton Highlands.
The incident occurred about two weeks ago somewhere in the national park, but few details are immediately available.
“We are aware of something that did go on and we are investigating that at this time,” said Derek Quann, a Parks Canada manager of resource conservation. “We don’t have really much detail to report on it. We are just trying to put the pieces together.”
Quann was not able to offer the date, time or exact location of the encounter, but said officials are taking it seriously.
“As has always been the case when we have been advised of any incident of problem wildlife, potential conflict or danger we investigate it aggressively and take definitive action as needed. That has always been the case.”
The latest incident comes just weeks after coyotes killed Toronto folk singer Taylor Mitchell on the Skyline trail, Oct. 27.
As part of that investigation, Quann said two more coyotes have been destroyed by Parks Canada officials to bring the total to four.