Somebody in Winnipeg has some high-quality Acme Corporation humour.
Robin Summerfield was out for a walk recently in the Assinboine Forest when she spotted a Looney Tunes level warning sign about coyotes wandering in the green space.
The poster tacked up in the park told people to be on the lookout for some specific, unusual behaviours that really should be cause for alarm.
“Coyotes carrying any product labeled ‘ACME'” or “Coyotes dropping anvils from great heights.”
It also made note of errant “detour” signs and ones for “free bird seed.”
Be cognizant of giant magnets, catapults and TNT.
“Somebody has a sense of humour,” Summerfield thought.
The forest is reputed to have one of the largest urban deer populations in the world, Summerfield added. It is home to a herd of white-tailed deer tucked between Chalfont Avenue and Shaftsbury Boulevard.
“I have never seen a coyote in there, but I have seen deer,” she said. “People do see coyotes. Just not me.”
But the coyote comedy might be preferred anyway.
Winnipeg police did warn park-goers of coyotes of some aggressive coyotes last fall in the forest .
Please be aware that early this morning 2 coyotes were sighted in Assiniboine Forest exhibiting aggressive behaviour. If you come in contact with aggressive coyotes contact us at 986-6222 if the situation is not an emergency or by 911 if you are at immediate risk.— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) November 3, 2020
The Winnipeg Humane Society has been aware of coyote sightings and the animal provides an ecological benefit.
“It is essential that we, as humans, learn to safely co-exist with urban wildlife such as coyotes,” the humane society says.
Keep dogs on leashes, properly dispose of garbage and make noise to scare a coyote away if you happen to run into one.
Meanwhile, maybe just keep an eye out for Acme holes.