The latest instance of coyote attacks in Stanley Park got the actor Alan Tudyk, who’s in town filming the new SyFy series Resident Alien (which is apparently great), to share the experience on social media. On Sunday, Tudyk took to Twitter to a) let people know everything is alright and b) share what happened with his followers.
According to him, his wife was out in Stanley Park walking their two dogs when a coyote rolled up and started being aggressive. The 10-minute long standoff included the coyote ‘grabbing’ one of the dogs, before two cyclists were able to help deter it.
Coyote attack Vancouver Stanley Park yesterday. It wanted my dogs and wouldn’t give up for 10 minutes. Snapped at my wife, grabbed Raisin (greatest terrier mix ever) the leash saved her. Took two cyclists’ help to get out of there. I will be carrying a weapon now. a vacuum. pic.twitter.com/aWpWceE7Oc
— alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) March 7, 2021
Luckily, there were no (human or dog) injuries, and Tudyk was able to end the update with a little joke about dealing with coyotes. That said, coyote attacks in Stanley Park have recently been on the rise, so make sure you know how to deal with one if you see it.
We might have to watch a couple of episodes of Resident Alien now. Full disclosure, we had forgot that Tudyk is a comedic genius. Seriously, who doesn’t think Steve the Pirate is right up there with Brick Tamland?