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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Conservation officers will reportedly be monitoring the Fort St. John Hospital area after a coyote attack on Monday morning.

The BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) confirmed it received a report of a dog involved in an altercation with two coyotes on November 21st.

According to the BCCOS, the dog was walking off-leash with its owner close by when the incident occurred, and the dog was not seriously injured.

Conservation Officers spoke to the owner and confirmed that the coyote did not come into contact with humans.

The BCCOS would also like to remind the public to take precautions when outside in case of wildlife encounters.

Tips to stay safe around wildlife can be found on the Government of British Columbia’s website.

The City of Fort St. John responded on social media after a resident posted their story about the incident.

When there is a conflict between humans and wildlife, call the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.