Revelstoke-based B.C. conservation service officer Sgt. Adam Christie is warning dog owners to keep their pets away from the area around the Revelstoke Saddle Club because he has set a number coyote traps.
Wandering dogs could take the bait and get stuck in the leg-hold traps.
They were set after a coyote attacked a dog and then its owner on the equestrian ground on July 21.
The Revelstoke Saddle Club is located in a forested area just south of the bridge over the Illecillewaet River.
The traps are mostly located between the river and the club grounds. He said some were located very near the dirt road that runs parallel to the south bank of the river.
Christie said all possible pathways have been marked with signs warning of the traps. He said many of the traps are nearby pathways as coyotes use them to travel.
One coyote has been caught since they were set. On the morning of July 24 a smaller adult female coyote was caught and destroyed. However, Sgt. Christie doesn’t believe it was the one responsible for the July 21 attack.
He said the area around the saddle club had experienced issues with coyotes in the past.