​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Coyote sightings are common in the City of Brampton as the parkland, ravines, woodlots, and urban forests that make up our Natural Heritage System provide an excellent habitat for them. While coyotes generally avoid humans, they can pose a threat to pets like cats and small dogs.

​The City of Brampton is responsible for taking appropriate actions to manage resident encounters with coyotes and take appropriate action on municipal property. On the rare occasion that a coyote has a negative encounter with a person, B​​rampton Animal Services has a protocol to prioritize and deal with the coyote in question.

Coyotes naturally fear humans and should remain wild animals with little human interference. They play an important role within our communities, balancing the ecosystem by controlling the populations of rabbits, rats and mice.

By leaving coyotes alone in their natural habitats, we can help prevent conflict between coyotes, people and pets.

New in 2024​​

Coyote response:​ Animal Services has staff dedicated to wildlife response. These staff will investigate coyote interactions, conduct pro-active aversion conditioning, track coyote sighting trends, assist residents with completing yard audits, and investigate wildlife feeding reports. The submission of coyote sightings allows Brampton Animal Services to apply their resources to areas in need of further action.

​​Learn More About Co​​yotes​​​

Community Coyote Talks​: ​Are you interested in learning more about coyotes? Brampton Animal Services is hosting Community Coyote Talks. Our Wildlife Response Team will share captivating insights about these fascinating creatures and address your questions.​

​​Register here​​​

Report a coyote sighting

Your feedback helps us monitor the location and activity of coyotes in the community and assign necessary resources. If you see a coyote or observe a potential problem related to garbage or someone intentionally or accidentally feeding a coyote, you can assist by submitting an online report.

If you observe a coyote that is sick, injured, or behaving aggressively, call 311.

If a coyote poses an immediate current threat to public safety, call 911.​

​ ​ ​​Submit Coyote Sighting​​​

Coyote Sighting Map

​​​The following interactive map shows reported coyote sightings within the City of Brampton. Coyotes, like any urban wildlife in Brampton, are common in our communities. Animal Services would like to remind residents that coyotes are an important part of our ecosystem, are normally shy and will avoid human contact. The number of coyote sightings reported represents the number of times a coyote has been observed. Since the same coyote can be observed numerous times, the number of sightings is not associated with the number of coyotes in our city.

Quick Tips

  • Zoom in and out using your mouse scroll wheel, the plus and minus buttons (top left), or by clicking on a feature and using the 'Zoom To' option in the pop-up.
  • Use the Home icon on the left to return to the default map view.
  • Use the 'My Location' button underneath the Home icon to zoom to your location.
  • Click on the pawprint to view and filter the coyote sightings by type.
  • Click on the left calendar icon to view and filter the coyote sightings by year, and the right calendar icon to filter by month.
  • Click on the map pin to search for sightings at a specific address or location on the map.
  • Access sighting details by expanding the table at the bottom, or by clicking on a sighting in the map.​​​