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Two mystery canines terrorize Ontario


Posted on Friday, 27 June, 2014 | Comment icon 23 comments

Authorities are working to catch the dogs. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Angell Williams
A pair of unknown vicious dogs have been attacking people and evading police officers in Thornhill.
Regional authorities have been attempting without success to track down the canines which have to date been connected with several violent incidents. Two women have reportedly been bitten by the dogs while one man was said to have fended them off with a rake.

Several residents claim to have been chased in to their homes and one officer had to resort to repelling the animals with pepper spray after they lunged at him in someone's back yard.

Later the same day an officer shot one of the dogs in the shoulder but it still managed to get away.

Conflicting reports from witnesses suggest that they could be German shepherds or coyotes while others have suggested them to be something else entirely such as an unidentified hybrid.

"You’re having all kinds of people weigh in with different opinions, but until we actually have the animals, we won’t know for sure," said York Regional Police Sergeant Clint Whitney. "The safest thing to say is that they’re undomesticated canines of some sort. Large and vicious."

Source: The Globe and Mail | Comments (23)

Tags: Dogs, Ontario, Thornhill


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by coolguy on 28 June, 2014, 5:11
Could be the wolf man. Strange stuff can happens.
Comment icon #15 Posted by JGirl on 28 June, 2014, 6:52
why is this in Cryptozoology, Myths and Legends it's a couple of feral dogs geez
Comment icon #16 Posted by qxcontinuum on 28 June, 2014, 14:59
why is this in Cryptozoology, Myths and Legends it's a couple of feral dogs geez Because from word to word carried over the story is becaming huge and distorted, so it becames a legend. In like 20 years, will have a chupacabra interbreeding with humans in Toronto under the secret approval of the major Rob Ford whom has just arrived back from dexintoxication Clinique. Who let the dogs out...who who who....
Comment icon #17 Posted by stevemagegod on 28 June, 2014, 18:27
Did the Police Car Camera get any decent Videos of the dogs?
Comment icon #18 Posted by grendals_bane on 28 June, 2014, 20:11
Nor is it the lame jokes section! Canadians and Brits..can't tells a domestic animal from a wild one. Nor is it the "Lets make sweeping generalisations about the people of two countries (one of which, doesn't even have anything to do with the OP)" section!
Comment icon #19 Posted by SpiritTraveler on 29 June, 2014, 1:11
Wow..I can not believe how dumb people are these days..It's a coyote or just your average dog. Most people today can't even name you 5 dog breeds, why believe what the hell they say? Seriously this site is 98% bogus articles...I know exactly what it's alll about: Internet Traffic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody said it was anything but a coyote or a dog. Most people today can name 5 dogs.
Comment icon #20 Posted by SpiritTraveler on 29 June, 2014, 1:16
Nor is it the lame jokes section! Canadians and Brits..can't tells a domestic animal from a wild one. Why would you say that? Do you know any Canadians or Brits? I'm Canadian and we know our animals just fine. We still have a lot of forests here in Canada and almost everyone has seen wildlife. Almost everyone has at least one dog or more. We know the difference.
Comment icon #21 Posted by plaguedmedusa on 29 June, 2014, 5:59
Oh no! Its some kind of demon dog! -_-
Comment icon #22 Posted by TravelerZero on 30 June, 2014, 4:44
Well, I live close to thornhill in toronto, I live in an apartment building beside the "green belt". I have seen a very large canine at night sniffing close to a road (its a road between protected patches of forest that runs over the don river out to the main road). It was just after sun down, and I got within 20 feet of it (because I am a freakishly quite walker, who has to cough or clear my throat before entering the kitchen lest I give my mother a heart attack), and I said outloud to myself "oh its a deer", and at that moment a large canine head shot up looking right at me. The deion of ger... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by qxcontinuum on 30 June, 2014, 5:19
I just google "animals escaped from Toronto zoo" and boy , looks like every year there were a few; beers, wolfs, lemurs, etc... https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=AvOwU_LSL4aN8Qe_qYDoBQ&gws_rd=ssl#q=animal+escapes+from+toronto+zoo Just sayin....


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