TONIGHT FREE MOVIE san francisco – still wild at heart will be shown at 6:30 at the MSB (33 Arroyo) – get there early! This will be a great opportunity to discuss our recent increased coyote sightings and how we should deal with this.
Currently Saratoga is trapping and killing coyotes since residents there have felt threatened although reports show the only victim may have been a chicken or two. The concern for Saratoga residents is the boldness of the coyotes walking down streets (such as we have witnessed here in South City) and the fear of more attacks.
It is highly recommended to keep animal food and garbage secured and to shoo away the coyotes when you see them. They are not pets, they are wild animals and need to be treated as such. Be aware of your small animals and keep them safe.
The timing is perfect for this movie tonight and we hope the room is packed with our animal loving neighbors so we can suss out the best way to protect both domestic and our wild 4 legged friends.
We were asked if coyotes can jump over a 6 foot fence and this is what we found:
Some information suggests they can jump over 5-6 fences and also climb over taller fences as well as dig under them. However we have not had any reports of local coyotes doing this. Prevention is a good key; keep pet food and garbage secured and yards free of areas that would be home to their prey (such as heavy ivy that might be home to rodents). If you happen upon a coyote use loud noises to scare them away. We need to keep them wild and afraid of us rather than attempting to domesticate them.
Some useful information can be found at this link.
There is also a great trailer of this presentation on youtube and can be watched HERE