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Alert issued by police after diseased coyote spotted in the UTSC area

Police request public to call animal services upon seeing coyote
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Toronto Police are warning the public about a sick coyote that was seen near UTSC.

According to a Toronto Police report released on Wednesday, the coyote was last seen on Tuesday around Military Trail and Morningside avenue.

The coyote appears to be suffering from a skin condition called mange, which is transmissible to humans. Symptoms include severe itchiness causing hair loss and scabs. The coyote also appears to have an injury to the left shoulder area.

In light of public safety, police are requesting the public to call Animal Services upon any spotting of the coyote, and to avoid approaching the animal.