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Coyote sighting reported at the University of Utah campus

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SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday evening, University of Utah police responded to a coyote sighting on campus, confirming eyewitness reports of two coyotes in the area.

Coyote sighting at the U

According to reports, witnesses saw the coyotes pursuing a deer, leaving Officers Circle heading toward Red Butte Canyon just after 8 p.m.

Following the coyote sighting, university officials asked people on campus or visiting Red Butte Canyon to be cautious and to be aware of their surroundings, especially if they have their pets with them.

Coyote safety tips and more can be found on the Wild Aware Utah website. 

General hiker safety tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions. Try to avoid isolated or dark areas. Hike in groups whenever you can—there is safety in numbers. 
  • Pay attention to the trail and where you step. 
  • Do not venture off designated trails. 
  • Use GPS or physical maps to help you know where you’re going and how to leave. 

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