This post is reprinted with permission from SFForest.net
Our area does get coyote visitors, and so do Twin Peaks, Laguna Honda, and possibly Sutro Forest. The video linked below has pointers for co-existing with coyotes.
As frequent visitors to our urban wild-lands and parks probably know already, coyotes are part of our city’s wildlife. They travel over considerable distances alone or in family groups, so you could actually see them anywhere (though wild-lands where they can hunt gophers are probably the best bet). And – this is coyote pupping season. Pups have already been seen in Golden Gate Park and elsewhere.
A “HOW-TO” VIDEO ON COYOTES AS NEIGHBORS
It might be helpful to know as much as possible about what behavior to expect from them, especially in relation to ourselves and pets. For a one-stop informational video presentation — the most up-to-date there is — please view CoyoteCoexistence.Com‘s new video, Coyotes As Neighbors: Focus On Facts. Here’s the video:
If you have specific questions or issues, you may contact them at coyotecoexistence at gmail.com for one-on-one assistance.
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Thanks for the reminder. When I was living in the East Bay, we were attacked twice by coyotes while out running in a local open space — each attack resulted in 80+ stitches on my elderly dog’s back and thighs (each time, she was bitten when she was confronted by the coyote and turned to run back to me). In both cases, the coyotes popped up out of nowhere onto the trail, and I was told that they likely had a den nearby. They’re vicious little monsters, and get even more vicious when breeding. Take care, everyone!
[Webmaster: I’m so sorry about your poor dog!
Coyotes usually are not vicious, but they are territorial and protective of their babies. I’d like to remind people – especially those with pets – to watch the video for precautions.]