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Vancouver has coyotes, but not here on the southern part of the island - at, least, I haven’t heard of them being here. It’s not uncommon, but by that I mean about once a year, that you read of a person or their dog getting attacked by wild animals while camping or hiking. It’s not frequent. I’ve never heard of an actual attack in the city. It’s very rare to hear of a death by a grizzly (no grizzlies on the Island, they are inland I think, but there are “smaller” bears), or other vicious animals. Honestly, I’ve heard more over the years about pit bull maulings, which can happen anywhere.Cougars and grizzlies are a good reason for me to live on the East coast. We have coyotes that can become aggressive, but I have yet to meet one really close. The do reduce the amount of stray cats here
If you get up towards Georgian Bay, there are black bears.
And we don't have grizzlies here. Polar bears, of course, don't come this far South but I think they get them in the far North of Ontario up around James Bay. So a bear in Southern or Central Ontario is a black bear, period.Unless they are grizzlies or polar bears they are all black bears. Even the brown ones are black bears!
Cool!Once, on a canoe trip, we saw a silver mother bear with her youngsters. We spotted the babies and quit paddling. Mother eventually noticed us and hustled the wee ones into the shrubbery. Too bad the cameras were all packed in dry spaces! Or maybe not - we all got lots of mental pictures to keep in out memory albums!