Coyote Alert vs. “Velociraptor Alert” – “Under No Circumstances Should You Say, ‘Clever Girl’”

This one gets less funny as you go along.

(Or go ahead and say “clever girl,” I don’t care.)

Anywho, enjoy a home-madeĀ Velociraptor Alert sign, the kind you can find in Golden Gate Park these days:

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It’s in the same vein as those Coyote Alert signs you see:

Oh here’s a coyote. The pup below was part of a mating pair in Golden Gate Park that caused problems a while back. You won’t see it around town because Fish and Game sent someone over to plumb blow it away.

Oh well.

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4 Responses to “Coyote Alert vs. “Velociraptor Alert” – “Under No Circumstances Should You Say, ‘Clever Girl’””

  1. Suzie says:

    Last week, I saw a coyote as I was driving through Golden Gate Park during a busy morning cummute to work. It ran across 6 lanes of 2-way traffic to cross the street. I was both thrilled and sad. I was happy to see coyote back in the park, but sad that there has not been much public education since the killing of the two adult coyotes there in 2007. I have not seen any signs in the park educating the public about what to do and to not do when they encounter coyote and wildlife in the park. There are fox, raccoon and skunk in the park. I worry that what happened to the coyote family that lived in Golden Gate Park will be repeated. If there were a known den in an area in the park, perhaps they can close the area to dogwalking. We need to educate the public to peacefully co-exist with these amazing animals. Public awareness and education needs to start now before another unfortunate encounter occurs.

  2. frank says:

    Saw him two nights in a row and this morning crossing a road in the park on a trail. Seemed very at ease. Hope he/she doesn’t wonder outta the park and get hit.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    I guess there are lots of them out there…

  4. Jeri says:

    I saw 2 of them about 10 minutes apart from each other on my walk the other day. The first one at Stow Lake didn’t come closer than 50 ft or so, but 10 minutes later a coyote (about twice the size maybe 75-80lbs) walked right up to my dog, my fiance and I. It came within 10 ft with no fear what-so-ever.
    Then is casually turned to the left and walked into the open field on MLK. It was casually walking around people, who didn’t really seem to notice it.
    This particular coyote looked like a large wolf, while the others that I have seen have been considerably smaller and a little scrappy.

    I couldn’t imagine wanting any harm to come to them, but my fear is that they don’t seem to have a healthy fear of humans.
    They seem harmless, but are extremely dangerous in pack form. There are 6 known coyotes in the park.
    If something happens (an attack on a dog or child) the officials would more than likely put these poor guys down.
    Coyotes are most-likely looking for an easy meal in garbage cans (which are disappearing in the park) or the they are setting their sites on gophers and the birds out there.
    So, I think that public education and well-posted signs are the City’s responsibility. Relocation is a possibility, as well. However, if there are pups somewhere, they may end up suffering without their parents.
    For now, I guess the only thing that we can do is to be aware and let others in the park know if there has been a siting near-by.
    They aren’t out to harm anyone, but they ARE wild animals and will defend their young and seek food where ever possible.
    All of that being said, you can’t help but enjoy seeing a glimpse of them once in awhile.