Posts Tagged ‘PRESA CARNARIOS’

Coyote Warnings are Out Again in Golden Gate Park – At the Conservatory and Academy – But Don’t Say, “Clever Girl!”

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

I’m not sure when CW Nevius SF Coyote Hysteria hit its peak – I think it was a year or two after he moved to town, so it must have been a year or two ago. Here’s a sample, where the SF newcomer uses the term “we” as if he were a long-timer:

Simple-Minded San Francisco Chronicle Writer CW Nevius Considers Urban Coyotes Dangerous and Pit Bulls Harmless

So how many people have been nipped at by San Francisco coyotes since the Era of Alarmism? How about zero? Compare that with the number of people hospitalized from dog attacks over the same period.  Mmmm…

Anyway, there are more signs than usual on the East Si-iiide of the park these days:

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And here’s some mockery of these now-famous coyote signs, from back in the day

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Nevius Nightmare! – MORE Coyotes in Golden Gate Park – Meet One of the Adorable New Pups of 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

OMG, they’re breeding again. It’s just like Jurassic Park.

All the deets:

David Cruz is a San Francisco wildlife film maker and founder of Natures Lantern. He is currently working on a SF Bay Area Black Bear documentary and a local awareness media campaign for Bay Area Mountain Lion street crossing safety.

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Cruz has followed this group of coyotes for 3 years. This is the second year he provides breaking unique news photographs that prove these coyotes have reproduced in San Francisco, Golden Gate Park. Historic photographs and  background of pups and park coyotes of past years also available.

Taken today Friday June 14,

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I’ll tell you, San Francisco Chronicle writer CW Nevius has been fretting about these critters for a while now. And yet it’s always dogs that be biting and killing people, not no coyotes.

Photo: The Harmless 2012 Coyote Pups of Golden Gate Park Defy Expectations of CW Nevius, Scoflaw Dog Owners

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Are the wild coyotes of Golden Gate Park “dangerous?”

No, not at all.

Another great shot by David Cruz – he’s Everywhere You Want To Be: 

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So why do people say that coyotes are dangerous?

I don’t know.

Pit bull dogs and their negligent owners are dangerous tho, right?

How Many Goddam Pit Bulls are Too Many Goddam Pit Bulls for One McDonalds? Eight on Haight

Friday, September 28th, 2012

This was the scene last night at the famous Micky D’s at the end of Haight Street at Stanyan near famous Hippy Hill.

I passed by two pit-bull-looking dogs outside at the rear entrance, two pit-bull-looking dogs inside the store with owners on the way to the bathroom, two pit-bull-looking dogs with owners in line to buy food,* and two pit-bull-looking dogs as I exited out the front steps.**

Now, some of them might have been less than a year old, mere pups I suppose, and some of them might have been presa canarios or whathaveyou, but goddam, I didn’t expect to encounter eight fighting dogs*** in one minute at one McDonalds.

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I’m not particularly afraid of dogs at all and I’ve never been bitten, but that was my reaction.

And here’s an update – the Dollar Menu is still there but it’s not as prominent as before, as if they don’t want you to see it, it seems.

See you in about a year or so, Haight Street McDonalds.

*At this point, I was looking for an exit strategy, like if they all went Hera and Bane on me, I’d have hopped on one of the counters, that kind of thing. 

** Sans food. I was going to get a large order of fries and two side salads for $4-something for a special lady friend but the line was kind of long and there was some kind of kerfuffle going on so I said the Hell with this and left for the WF right across the street.

***The most I’ve seen in one place at one time.

 

Simple-Minded San Francisco Chronicle Writer CW Nevius Considers Urban Coyotes Dangerous and Pit Bulls Harmless

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

LEAVE US BEGIN:

“Long ago we passed the point when anyone is surprised to see coyotes in San Francisco parks.”

UH, REALLY? PEOPLE MOVE HERE EVERY YEAR, RIGHT NEVIUS? PEOPLE LIKE YOU, ACTUALLY – WHEN DID YOU MOVE HERE, LIKE A YEAR OR TWO AGO? SO WHO’S “WE,” KEMO SABE? AND, UH ACTUALLY, MANY PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT THE RECENT COYOTE SIGHTINGS IN GOLDEN GATE PARK.

They’ve been here at least since 2007

WOW, THAT’S A LOT LONGER THAN A CERTAIN SIMPLE-MINDED, MAUDLIN, EX-JOCK REPUBLICAN RADIO GUY -SLASH NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST, RIGHT NEVIUS? ACTUALLY, THE COYOTES HAVE BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN THAT. A LOT.

when the city was in an uproar

THE CITY WAS NOT IN AN UPROAR

over aggressive coyotes

WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY, AGGRESSIVE DOGS SUCH AS PIT BULLS AND PRESA CARNARIOS? OH, BUT YOU’RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT 20-POUND COYOTES WHAT HAVE NEVER HURT ANYBODY? REALLY?

in Golden Gate Park, resulting in city officials shooting and killing two of them.

OFFICIALS? LIKE WHO WAS IT, ROSS MIRKARIMI AND BEVAN DUFTY WITH A SNIPER RIFLE, YOU KNOW, ROSS AT THE TRIGGER AND BEVAN WITH THE FIELD GLASSES ACTING AS THE SPOTTER?  OH, I SEE, NEVIUS, YOU’RE JUST GUESSING AT HISTORY,  AT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE YOU BLEW INTO TOWN. ACTUALLY, IT WAS JUST ONE PERSON WHO SHOT THOSE ANIMALS AND HE ISN’T AND WASN’T ANY KIND OF CITY EMPLOYEE

Now we are more inclined to treat them like tourists – avoid the places they hang out and don’t make eye contact.

REALLY? THE WAY SAN FRANCISCANS HAVE DEALT WITH COYOTES ALL OF A SUDDEN CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN 2007? I MEAN THAT WOULD FIT IN WITH YOUR NARRATIVE BUT IT’S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.

But every year or so, there’s a reminder that these animals are not only wild, but also dangerous.

WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY AGAIN, AGGRESSIVE DOGS SUCH AS PIT BULLS AND PRESA CARNARIOS? OH, BUT YOU’RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT 20-POUND COYOTES WHAT HAVE NEVER HURT ANYBODY? REALLY?

Take Haley Bratton, who has been walking her two pit bulls in Golden Gate Park for eight years.

FINALLY, THE HEROINE ARRIVES. HURRAY! WHAT DO YOU CALL YOUR FIGHTING DOGS, ARE THEY BANE AND HERA? OR MAYBE BOO-BOO AND SNOOKUMS? REGARDLESS, TEACH US, OH TEACH US, GLORIOUS DOG OWNER!

She regularly sees coyotes by the bison enclosure. But Thursday she says a coyote charged to within 3 feet of her, growling and baring his teeth.

“HIS” TEETH, HUH? I’D PROBABLY GO WITH ITS TEETH, BUT WHATEVER.

“These are two big dogs, 80 and 65 pounds, and they were scared to death,” Bratton says.

THE DOGS WERE “SCARED TO DEATH,” BUT THEY DIDN’T DIE? HURRAY!

“Every step we took backward, he took two forward.”

UH, BECAUSE THE LITTLE COYOTE WANTED YOU TO LEAVE. SO DID YOU LEAVE, LADY?

The encounter lasted a good 15 minutes.

SO, YOU DIDN’T LEAVE. YOU HUNG OUT FOR A QUARTER-HOUR. OK FINE.

A woman on a bicycle joined the fray,

“FRAY?” WHAT FRAY? OF COURSE, A FRAY IS A “scuffle; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.” DO YOU KNOW WHAT A FRAY IS, NEVIUS?

but the coyote didn’t slink off until a Recreation and Park truck drove up.

HURRAY! NOW THAT’S SOME STORY TELLING, NEVIUS.

Deb Campbell, spokeswoman for Animal Care and Control, says, “It’s the pup season,” and the coyotes are probably just trying to defend their den.

THE VOICE OF REASON, OF KNOWLEDGE INTRUDES CW NEVIUSESE’S WORLD. HOW WILL HE DEAL WITH IT?

But this seems more dangerous then that.

WITH FEELINGS AND MINDLESS EMOTION, THAT’S HOW.

“I was there the next day, and there were all these little kids running around and little old ladies with little dogs,” Bratton said. “I’d just hate for something to happen.”

OH, SO THIS IS A CAUTIONARY TALE LIKE JAWS OR JURASSIC PARK. AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS THAT COYOTES ARE DANGEROUS AND PIT BULLS AREN’T.

GOD DAMN, NEVIUS. YOU ARE THE STUPIDEST MOTHERFUCKER WORKING FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE TODAY.

YOU ARE A MOTHERFUCKING FALLACY MACHINE, PUMPING THEM OUT, DAY AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK.

Ooh, one of the tiny, harmless coyotes recently spotted in Golden Gate Park. Let’s fuck with it for a quarter-hour and then call up The Nevius to get our names in the Paper of Record – doesn’t that sound like fun, Snookums? 

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Nicholas Faibish

12-years old | San Francisco, CA

Nicholas Faibish, 12-years old, was left alone with the family’s two pit bulls. When his mother returned, she found her son covered in bite wounds, his face badly mauled and a hole in his scalp. Paramedics tried and failed to resuscitate the boy at the scene. Police officers said the boy put up “a hell of a fight.” The pit bulls had been with the family for about a year and a half. The boy’s parents had been trying to breed them. At the time of the attack, the female pit bull was reportedly “in heat.” Nicholas had been left alone in the basement that day. For unknown reasons, he left the basement and interacted with the dogs upstairs.

The next year, Maureen Faibish went on trial for felony child endangerment in the death of her son. On the day of the attack, Faibish took her daughter to a school picnic and left her son alone in the basement with a plugged toilet. She instructed the boy not to leave the room. Earlier in the day, the male pit bull, Rex, had bitten the boy twice. Prosecution argued that Faibish recklessly ignored signs that Rex would attack her son if left alone. The jury deliberated for two days and failed to reach a verdict. On July 31, 2006 a mistrial was declared. Four months earlier, the City of San Francisco began enforcing a mandatory pit bull sterilization law. [ source citations]