This coyote was a mere pup last year. Now it’s a yearling in the “wilds” of Golden Gate Park:
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A Wild Coyote vs. a Mallard Duck in Golden Gate Park – Another Excellent Photo from David Cruz – It’s the Circle of LifeMonday, June 24th, 2013
The Elusive Coyotes of Golden Gate Park – “Catch Me if You Can” – Another Great Shot from Nature’s LanternMonday, March 11th, 2013
Another great shot from Nature’s Lantern:
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Just think, this critter might have been a mere pup last year…
More Cowbelle: OMG, the San Francisco Bulls Cow Belles “Ice Girls Squad” is Adore-A-Bull – Union Square SkatingMonday, December 10th, 2012
Hurry on down to Union Square before the holiday ice skating rink leaves us on January 21, 2013.
This was the scene on December 6th: Drag Queens On Ice 2012: Bigger, Better and Bawdier!
Simply everybody was there to cheer on the queens, including members of the San Francisco Bulls hockey team and the concomitant Cow Belles:
San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team’s Cow Belles
Today’s ‘Xam has an ad for a singles night – maybe they’ll have another one of those soon.
All right, see you there, in the square!
OMG, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is Opening! 2012 Season to Feature Lion King Performance, Giants NightWednesday, November 7th, 2012
As they say, grab your scarf:
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Union Square, San Francisco
MORE: Grab your scarf and mittens and make your way down to the ice rink to view several talented ice skaters from “The San Francisco Tremors Ensemble” from the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center performing to Disney’s THE LION KING’s “Circle of Life” sung by Buyi Zama who portrays “Rafiki.”
Ever more deets, including info on GIANTS PRIDE NIGHT:
“Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines – Announces Giants’ PRIDE Night – Fans Across the Bay Area Are Invited to Come Out in Their Best San Francisco Giants Outfit
SAN FRANCISCO (November 5, 2012) – Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines will join the legion of proud Bay Area fans in celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ World Series sweep with Giants’ Pride Night on Thursday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The ice will be lit up in orange and fans are encouraged to come out in their favorite San Francisco Giants’ outfit for a fun night of celebration. The first 100 fans to arrive at the rink wearing Giants apparel will receive a complimentary skate admission for their guest that evening. General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for children eight years old and under are $6. Skate rentals are an additional $5. KMEL and KYLD will be at the ice rink between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. that evening handing out custom Giants Champs placards.
The ice rink opens November 7 through to January 21, and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., with the exception of December 31, 2012 when it will close at 9:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for children eight years old and under are $6. Figure and hockey skate rentals are $5. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, October 15, 2012 at www.unionsquareicerink.com. Starting Wednesday, November 7, 2012 tickets will be available at the ice rink ticket window in Union Square. Group rates and private parties are also available.
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About the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink
Since 2007, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has delighted children and adults with a holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $6 for children eight years old and under. Figure and hockey skate rentals are $5. Ice rink hours are from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. For tickets or more information, please visit www.unionsquareicerink.com or call 415-781-2688.
- Robert Keith, Ice Rink General Manager at Willy Bietak Productions
- Karin Flood, Executive Director at Union Square Business Improvement District
- Keith Turner, Director of Public and Government Affairs at Safeway Inc., Northern California Divi
- Steven Carhart, Veteran representative from Safeway Inc.
- Randy Wittorp, Public Affairs Area Director at Kaiser Permanente
Photographer David Cruz Once Again Encounters the Coyotes of Golden Gate Park, Near the Newly-Reopened BathroomsTuesday, September 4th, 2012
How big is a Golden Gate Park coyote? About the size of a large house cat.
And hey, has anybody ever been injured by a coyote in San Francisco during the entire history of the universe? No.
OTOH, have off-leash dogs attacked peace officers and police horses in the 415? Oh yeah, I could tell you stories.
So, what’s the big deal about having wild coyotes in the GGP?
Coyote on JFK Jr. Drive, August 31, 2012 – via David Cruz:
OMG, OMG, Here are the Totally Adorable Coyote Pups of Golden Gate Park for 2012! They’re Teenagers NowMonday, July 2nd, 2012
Word comes from renowned San Francisco photographer David Cruz:
“A pair of wild coyote pups enjoy the sun on a midsummer’s day in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.”
Here’s the super big version.
(Will the State of California soon pay us a visit in order to blow these critters away? We’ll see.)
The Wild Coyotes of Golden Gate Park: Richmond District Resident Gets Some Great Shots on Easter SundayMonday, April 9th, 2012
Look what Richmond District resident and photographer David Cruz spotted yesterday afternoon:
“Early this morning, I was walking through the forrest on the West end of Golden Gate Park when I saw 2 ears and 2 eyes watching me. I stood still and was able to take a few pictures.
Big ears like an Easter Bunny but it turned to be an Easter coyote
Via David Cruz – click to expand
I’ve never been this close to a coyote in San Francisco and I haven’t seen any lately…
It’s good to know that San Francisco’s urban coyotes can live in peace out there…
San Francisco Fox Roundup 2011: There are Fewer Adorable Red and Gray Foxes in Town, But They’re Out ThereThursday, December 8th, 2011
I think they are, out there in Golden Gate Park and the Presidio and other less urban parts of town. I thought I could point you to some photos of sightings this year, but I came up empty. (I found of lot of paintings (like this one at our Legion of Honor Museum) and other works of art and honeys and Halloween costumes and the like.)
However, all these relatively recent shots are new to me
2010 at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park
Another one in GGP
2010 in the Parkside near the Zoo
It was a lot easier to spot foxes back in the Aughts, back in the first decade of the 2000’s. Poison got a few red foxes in Golden Gate Park (and one got hit by a car on Crossover Drive, I think) and the native gray foxes are probably up there in the Presidio still, but I can’t point you to photos to show that. Oh well.
This was the San Francisco Fox Roundup for 2009. Enjoy:
After a period of time of no sightings of foxes in Golden Gate Park, it seems that they might be coming back, especially in the western end. They probably are able to travel back and forth to the Presidio and Land’s End fairly easily.
Here’s a report from Joyce W., who saw a Fantastic Mr. (or Mrs. Fox) back in 2009:
“It was about 4:00 pm and the fox was within 15 feet of JFK BLVD at the far West end.
It was intently watching a gopher hole on a wide open patch of mowed lawn.
Two cars stopped and watched in silence which didn’t seem to bother the fox.
It wasn’t until a jogger came by that the creature dashed into the woods.
I am 90% sure it was a Red Fox and not our local Grey Fox. Very striking colour combination with the red, black and white.
How did these creatures end up in the park? Amazing.
I regret that my cell phone was tucked away. I was mesmerized by the vision before my eyes and didn’t want to divert my gaze for a second.
I watched it be absolutely still for at least three minutes.”
So there you have it. Coyotes are a similar size, but they run with their tails down and they’re not red the way cute cute red foxes are. So let’s call this a reliable report of a red fox in the west end of GGP at the tail end of 2009. Elusive, aren’t they? (Not at all like San Francisco’s raccoons and parrots.)
Here are photos of some east end foxes, from back in the day:
Foxes certainly don’t mind living in and around cities. Near Lincoln Boulevard in the Inner Sunset. Until we get some new photos, these old ones will have to do. Click to expand:
The last fox I photographed in Golden Gate Park. A wispy blur:
From about 175 feet away in Strybing Arboretum. She’ll see you before you see her:
A kit (or pup or cub) with its mom:
Keep a look out, they’re out there somewhere.
Send in your reports or post them to Twitter, as Thrusty did.