Coyote attack on teen

Taylor MitchellI mention her age only because teenagers tend to be slightly smaller than their full growth, so a teenage woman might be a smaller, less intimidating human to a coyote.

A young woman was killed by two coyotes when she went for a hike in Nova Scotia, on a popular marked trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It’s a place I’ve often wanted to hike. When I do, I’ll take a stout stick or club.

A 19-year-old folk singer from Toronto has died after being attacked by two coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Taylor Josephine Stephanie Luciow, who went by the stage name Taylor Mitchell, died overnight at the Queen Elizabeth II  Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. She had been on tour in the Maritimes.

Mitchell was hiking on the Skyline Trail when she was attacked Tuesday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital in Cheticamp, then airlifted to Halifax in critical condition.

Park officials said Mitchell was walking the trail alone. They said other hikers managed to scare off the coyotes and call 911.

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