Coyote attacks cyclist in Cape Breton and Parks Canada searches for animal – Halifax

Searches continue Friday throughout Cape Breton Highlands National Park after an aggressive coyote attacked a cyclist earlier this week, according to Parks Canada.

In a news release, Parks Canada said a cyclist was bitten on the left forearm Wednesday after trying to fend off a coyote near the Green Cove area of ​​the Cabot Trail.

“It is reported that the coyote crossed the highway and chased the cyclist as he pa*sed,” the statement said, adding that the animal displayed aggressive behavior toward a pa*sing driver who stopped to help and scare the dog.

The coyote eventually fled the area and has not yet been found.

“Members of the Parks Canada team are patrolling the area but were unable to eliminate the coyote Friday morning,” the statement continued.

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“In accordance with Parks Canada procedures regarding aggressive coyotes, patrols in the area continue, with the intention of eliminating the animal.”

The injured cyclist went to a nearby hospital and was released shortly after.

Parks Canada advises people visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park to avoid walking or cycling in the area of ​​the attack.

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