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.
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…