A Recent Fox Sighting in Golden Gate Park?

Now back in the mid-oughts (yes that’s what were going to call the first decade of this millenium), say 2003-2005 or so, you’d be able to go into Golden Gate Park and see foxes. Red foxes (Vulpes Vulpes). Some employees at the park would even carry around food (like canned cat food) to give out to these hungry-looking critters.

But then they went away, for some reason. Like poison that was put out for varmints (think rats)? Like car accidents? It’s hard to say.

But last night, I saw something that could have been a fox. Or it could have been something else, like a coyote. (Coyotes also seem to have gone out of style in San Francisco’s park system.) 

A vixen spotted in 2004 at San Francisco’s Strybing Arboretum in the Primitive Garden. Click to expand.

Keep a look out!

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