There have been many recent reports of coyote sightings in our city. While this is not new, there does seem to be an increase in sightings as well as more public locations. San Bruno Mountain range has long been home to a multitude of wild life, coyotes included. Through the years sightings on Sign Hill and areas near the Golden Gate National Cemetery have been somewhat common.
However recent sightings have been reported on Hillside Blvd near Gimbals and also on El Camino Real near Arroyo.
Debbie Lallas reports, “We saw one crossing Grand Ave at Eucalyptus the other nite! Kinda cool!”. There also have been many reports of coyote sightings at Orange Memorial Park and in the general area, which has prompted city officials to post a warning sign.
While coyotes are not considered dangerous to most people, caution is still warranted, especially for small children and pets. It is important to remember they are ‘wild animals’ and should be treated as such and not fed or encouraged to return to populated areas. This is for their good as well as the public.