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Coyotes have been spotted in our parks and on our streets.  They are naturally wary of people but can habituate to our presence and the reliable food sources that we provide. If a coyote approaches you – shout, wave your arms, stomp your feet. The goal is to startle the coyote and encourage them to move away.

It is unlawful to harass or injure coyotes. San Francisco Animal Care and Control has these tips if you encounter a coyote:

  • Walk away. Keep moving away from the coyote. Don’t run.
  • Pick up small dogs and carry them if you see a coyote.
  • Do not let your dog interact with a coyote. Do not allow dogs to chase coyotes.
  • Keep your dog on leash – even in designated off leash areas – if coyotes are present.
  • Carry a cane/stick, an air horn or a whistle with you on walks.
  • Never let a coyote come between you and your child or pet.

Janet Kessler, an Upper Noe Valley resident, shared her excellent presentation on San Francisco coyotes to the Telegraph Hill Neighbors on Next Door. More information is available at