Coyotes Kill Canadian Singer
Teen folk musician attacked in national park
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2009 3:03 AM CDT
"Words can't begin to express the sadness and tragedy of losing such a sweet, compassionate, vibrant, and phenomenally talented young woman," said Taylor Mitchell's manager.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, LW Communications)
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(Newser) – A rising star of the Canadian folk music scene was killed in a savage coyote attack while hiking alone in Nova Scotia. Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell, 19, suffered multiple bite wounds and massive blood loss after a pair of coyotes pounced on her. She died a day later in a local hospital. Park rangers shot one of the coyotes but both managed to flee. Authorities told the BBC that coyote attacks on humans are incredibly rare.

Mitchell, a Toronto native, had traveled to Nova Scotia as part of her first solo tour. "She was absolutely pumped about her first tour on the East Coast and to take her songwriting craft to new audiences," her manager told the Canadian Press. "She had a wonderful joy of life and sharing music."