Coyotes Force Trail Closures in SF

City concerned by coyote-pet encounters


A string of run ins between pets and wild coyotes in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park has forced city officials to close several trails and remind owners not to walk dogs off leash. Wildlife officers believe the coyotes, 10 of which live within city limits and were first sighted in San Francisco in 2004, are protecting young pups. “San Franciscans do not seem to be getting the message about how to coexist peacefully with local wildlife,” the city’s Animal Care and Control agency wrote last week.

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