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Baby Point residents say local coyotes getting bolder

12/08/2014 08:57 EST | Updated 02/07/2015 05:59 EST
Residents of Toronto's Baby Point neighbourhood say that some local coyotes are starting to get a little too comfortable with their surroundings.

CBC News heard from residents in the Jane Street and Annette Street area who report several encounters with coyotes, including some in which pets were killed.

Monica Mayile lives in the area and is the mother of two young children. She believes the same coyote has been hanging around her home since the summer.

"He looks at us…he's not afraid," she told CBC News in an interview. "Yesterday, he came right up to the back door."

She captured video of the coyote running from the sidewalk to the backyard of the home, which is on a ravine near the Humber River.

Toronto Animal Services told CBC News that there have been 170 sightings in the city this year, but has only received two calls from the Jane Street and Bloor Street West area.

Danica Loncar told CBC News that her cat was attacked and killed by a coyote a few weeks ago.

"I heard kind of like a hiss and a scream in the back and barking and screaming and that was it, my cat was gone," she said.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC's Lucy Lopez.

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