Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Teaches Us How To Deal With the Urban Coyotes of Golden Gate Park, West Bay

I’m not up to speed on what Fiona Ma is telling people today up in the Richmond District, but i do know that there aren’t as many coyotes now as there were back in the aughts, you know, years 2000-2009.

They were all over the place back then.

And then a man from the Dept. of Fish and Game came with a rifle and plumb blew away some of these critters.

Here’s one of the coyotes that was shot and killed a few years back in Golden Gate Park:


As long as we don’t feed them, things should work out. Don’t get too excited. These animals aren’t big like wolves, so mostly people just ignore them. Mostly.


Can’t we all get along?

I can’t imagine being afraid of a ten-pound wild dog, but some people are.

Or a red fox – I consider them five-pound wild dogs.

As seen in Strybing Arboretum, back before they started charging admission:

People you have nothing to fear…

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3 Responses to “Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Teaches Us How To Deal With the Urban Coyotes of Golden Gate Park, West Bay”

  1. GG says:

    I used to live in the East Bay and was attacked by coyotes twice. Both times, one of my dogs required 80+ stitches on her butt/thighs (both times she was bitten as she turned to run back to me, turning her back on the coyote). My dogs are whippets and weigh 40-45 lbs. — not tiny! It’s true that SF coyotes are smaller and less aggressive than their East Bay counterparts, they should still be treated with great caution. They might not attack a human, but they’ll definitely attack a dog, especially if it’s a small one.

  2. t says:

    fear not..saw a coyote in Strybing Arboretum just this the south western cactus section

  3. sfcitizen says:


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