Off-leash dog harasses coyotes
by Bay Nature on May 16, 2012
After “not getting the message
” about how to behave around coyotes, San Francisco Animal Care and Control released this video of an off-leash rottweiler confronting coyotes in Golden Gate Park. The city has closed off sections of trails this year in an effort to avoid confrontation with coyotes during pup season, when they are protecting their dens.
Coyotes first began appearing in Golden Gate Park in 2004, but their arrival was not entirely welcome. The city called in federal authorities to shoot two coyotes in 2007 after an attack on dogs in Golden Gate Park. Since then, the city has made an effort to enforce peaceful coexistence.