Coyote bites two people on their legs during early-morning picnic in Stanley Park

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      The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has reiterated a plea to the public to stay out of Stanley Park.

      This came after yet another coyote attack, this time on two people having a picnic very early in the morning.

      It occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Monday (August 16).

      The animal approached and bit a woman on the leg, according to the BCCOS. Then the coyote bit her friend on the leg.

      Officials were not able to respond immediately because of a delay in reporting the incident.

      It's the latest in a growing list of coyote bites in Stanley Park. These attacks have continued after conservation officers killed four of the animals last month.

      Anyone involved in an aggressive encounter with a coyote is encouraged to report it to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

      The vast majority of coyotes in the Lower Mainland are afraid of adult human beings and will not approach them. But for some reason, there are one or more coyotes in Stanley Park who have lost this fear, perhaps because they've been fed by people.