Police are reminding residents to be on the lookout for coyotes.
 
This is a peak time for coyote hunting. It generally takes both coyote parents hunting full-time to feed a litter of pups.
 
Pet owners should keep their cats and dogs indoors from dusk to dawn. 
 
"With an active coyote population in the city and surrounding areas, the RCMP recommends that residents protect small pets particularly if they are in or near city green spaces," said Cpl. Laurel Kading with the St. Albert RCMP.
 
Coyotes are attracted to bush and treed areas as they provide cover while hunting.
 
Over the past few years, St. Albert RCMP have had multiple multilated cats examined, the killings were done by coyotes.
 
Recently, Fort Saskatchewan had a similar instance, however, police determined it was human-inflicted.
 
The RCMP would also like to remind the public coyotes are a positive part of the ecosystem as they are very effective in keeping the rodent population down.
 
 
 

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