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QUOTED: a Toronto yoga practitioner on his harrowing confrontation with a coyote

(Image: Amy Guth)

I’m of the Jaws generation. I’m terrified of being eaten alive … I was just screaming “Coyote, coyote!”


—Toronto resident Bruce Walsh, on his reaction to seeing a coyote charging at him during his daily evening yoga practice in Riverdale Park (it eventually ran away). The furry beasts have long been common in the GTA, but there has been an uptick in sightings of late—something that’s probably not due to increasing population, but rather a few bold beasts who have become comfortable being spotted in daylight. If a coyote approaches during your sun salutations, best to follow Walsh’s lead and scream for your life make loud noises to show the animal who’s top-dog (so to speak). [Toronto Star]

  • Dina

    Heard this guy on the radio he’s an idiot. He wants them to kill the thing even though it did not touch him. It probably has been fed by people who have now habituated it to humans and it was just curious and looking for a hand out. 70 pounds my backside…and just how does he know it’s weight, did he whip out a doggy scale? 55 at the most for a large male. This guy probably wouldn’t know a coyote if it bite him in the a$$.

  • Dina

    Added: we move in on their turf, kill them all off and chase them out, then when they return to assimilate, we are the ones screaming for their heads to be blown off. Ya real Zen Yoga like of you Mr. Walsh, perhaps next time do your downward facing dog and see if the coyote will give you a good once over.

 

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