South City’s Coyotes; Continual Updates Posted

South San Francisco, CA  July 9, 2017  

UPDATE AUGUST 29 2018: Thanks to our neighbor Roderick Bovee for taking raw data gleaned from Everything South City, along with other insights, to create a google doc that shows the area, time, day, location and notes of coyote sightings. To view the analytics CLICK HERE. To use his reporting system please CLICK HERE.

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South San Francisco is home to a large population of coyotes who take up residence in areas that offer open space and easy access to food and water. They have long called Sign Hill, Golf Course, cemeteries and San Bruno Mountain home and we continue to receive some great photos of these wild creatures as neighbors come across them.

Everything South City has published quite bit about these magnificent animals will the hope our neighbors learn the importance of keeping these wild animals – wild. HERE is a link to our past articles so please do read up on what we can do to help keep a good balance in our natural life around us.

We will continue to add photos from neighbors on this article so please come back from time to time to see the latest updates. And remember: coyotes are looking for food and by keeping your small animals, pet food, trash, etc safely put away we can co-exist – especially for those who live closer to open spaces.

 

UPDATE FEBRUARY 24, 2019

A neighbor shared these two videos of local coyotes; one at Colma Dump {CLICK HERE} and the other at Holy Cross Cemetery {CLICK HERE}

ALSO please enjoy these snippets from earlier times: SIGN HILL (CLICK HERE} and {CLICK HERE} and {CLICK HERE}

A neighbor shares this Nov 20, 2017
Hi, hoping you can share! Coyote spotted on Stonegate Drive near Parkway Middle school on Sunday morning. Keep your small pets close!

 

 

 

Hey just wanted to share with you guys there’s been a coyote on Sign Hill for at least a month finally got a good picture of it from my backyard couple days ago – JR July 9, 2017

 

Terra Bay field by TC
June 2017

 

From Alan L
July 2015

 

Near Sign Hill by KG May 2017

 

Coyote in backyard of Avalon Park neighbor
Lauren Sutter
June 2017

 

UPDATE JULY 10 2017

Saw one out in Colma at around 5:30pm last week!
-Jenna Winslow Reyes

 

‘This coyote was at Park Way & Eucalyptus, SSF’
-Di Smyth-Garner

 

‘Took this picture a couple of weeks ago. This was close to my home in TerraBay.’
-Chalet Lucas-osei

 

 

 

A relative who lives in SSF shared this sighting. Be careful! writes Rose Chang Chiu on Aug 5, 2017

 

UPDATE September 9, 2017  CLICK HERE for audio video taken by South San Francisco resident Adele Rios from her home on Rocca across from Sign Hill as more neighbors are aware of increased coyote activity through out the City.

 

UPDATE: October 15, 2017 :

Anonymous: Coyote Sighting- We just saw a Coyote running in the street on the Hillside Bvd and Chestnut Ave intersection. Please be careful with your small pets.The sighting was today at 2:45 pm
UPDATE: October 31, 2017:
Anonymous: Good morning. I thought I would ask you to inform everyone that at 8am this morning, I saw a coyote in front of Mills Montessori School. I have never seen one come out this early in the morning so people need to be careful with their children and small dogs.
UPDATE: December 12, 2017: 
Mary Sullivan-Armada: Coyote spotting, past few nights and early AM. AT LEAST 4 sightings of this coyote atSSF COURTHOUSE, and goes to backyard of complex behind 1059 &1065 Grand ave.. walks Chihuahua, outside, scary. Hope they can locate this scared coyote and get it to safety, and ensure safety of people and pets, also so many ferel cats in that courtyard area and parking lot. BE CAUTIOUS AND SAFE, ESPECIALLY TO MY FAMILY FRIENDS
UPDATES: December 15, 2017:
#1 A neighbor messages ESC: Hi everything south city! My husband was walking our dog at 9am today and saw a coyote in Selick Park near the tennis courts. It ran down towards the hill after they spotted it. Luckily they’re okay but we wanted to report this to neighbors who walk their dogs at the park to be aware of their surroundings. Thanks!

#2 At 3:45 a neighbor messaged: Baby coyote sighting in chestnut /grand av

#3 Keith Leveroni: Fyi….on Tues night around 10pm we saw a coyote run down sequoia ave past my street Edgewood Way in Sunshine Gardens. Kinda spooked us because I walk my 2 small dogs every night up Sequoia. But what was even scarier was waking up to go to work at 545am I noticed a big hole in the middle of my front lawn. I have gophers but obviously gophers push the dirt up not making a big hole. Anyway it was dark so I left thinking that was weird. When I got home I found a half eaten gopher with no head next to the big hole. Smh it’s getting kinda crazy people

UPDATE: December 24, 2017 11:30am: 

Just spotted this coyote right by Salvation Army on mission road.
A cop was following it but might want to let neighbors know in the area to keep pets inside!
From a SSF neighbor via FB message

 

 

UPDATE: December 24, 2017: A neighbor shares this warning on our Facebook page: URGENT! Coyote seen in the neighborhood Corner of Chestnut and Livinstone (Hillside Estates) please post it on your page ! Thanks and be safe

Coyote seen in the neighborhood Corner of Chestnut and Livinstone (Hillside Estates)

 

Coyote seen in the neighborhood Corner of Chestnut and Livinstone (Hillside Estates)

 

UPDATE: January 19, 2018 from BA – “Attached are five photos of the same animal on 12-19-2017 between ~8:30-9AM. They were taken from my home near Sunshine Gardens Elementary School.  The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is). ”

A follow up email  included this information from BA: “I saw a dead coyote on Hillside Blvd yesterday morning.”

The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is).
Credit: BA

The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is).
Credit: BA

The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is).
Credit: BA

The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is).
Credit BA

The coyote was on the baseball field behind the school. In the picture of the coyote near the home, that is when it was leaving the school and headed away on Miller Avenue (where the school is).
Credit: BA

 

UPDATE: January 20, 2018 The De La Cruz family share this video with a great audio of the coyote(s) “This was yesterday around 5:30 pm.
Just listen . It was pretty close it’s my backyard at Sign Hill.” CLICK HERE to hear

This photo, shared by the De La Cruz family who live against Sign Hill, is possibly the same one heard on the video they also shared. https://youtu.be/jVQ2CHBISWk

 

UPDATE: February 1, 2018 Amy Albera shared this warning on our social media: At 8:15 this evening, at lawndale and old mission next to El Camino High, we saw a fairly large coyote run through the intersection and up the hill into holy cross cemetery just wanted to give everyone a heads ups and be careful taking ur animals out at night.

UPDATE: April 4, 2018 A neighbor messaged us “Heads up everyone, I live in West Winston Manor and there was a coyote in my backyard trying to attack my dog. Keep your small pets inside”

UPDATE: April 6, 2018: This is the first time we’ve had reports of a coyote attacking a pet so we need to really work harder to reach all our neighbors to keep small pets indoors, keep food items out of area – do NOT try to tame them, keep them wild!

These photos are from the Pecks Lot neighborhood off of Sister Cities Blvd and Airport Blvd. “There’s a coyote roaming the neighborhood. I’ve seen it a couple times and it’s not afraid of humans. A coyote took my neighbor’s dog out of its yard and took it two blocks down the street. Attached you can see that the dog was seriously injured. Please help warn others!”

 

Please warn your neighbors to keep small pets inside and NOT to encourage wild animals on properties

A neighbor reports this pup was taken from it’s yard by a coyote and severely injured in the Pecks Lot neighborhood by Sister Cities Blvd & Airport Blvd.

 

UPDATE: April 8, 2018 Vanessa Merino from Sterling Terrace neighborhood had this to share “This is on Hemlock and Kearney around noon. I have seen them right in front of my house on multiple occasions.”

 

UPDATE: April 8, 2018 An Avalon Park neighbor reports this coyote in the yard on Conmur.

RamonVelia De La Cruz
shares this photo and warning – Coyote on Larch
‘Watch out for the Coyotes.’ May 26, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2018 This morning I noticed my dog was trying to climb the back fence to get on the hillside that climbs up to hwy 280. I opened the door to yell at her and saw what she was after. A medium sized coyote! It wasn’t aggressive at all but if you have cats or small dogs, or in our case 2 year old twins, you should keep a watchful eye out. Alone a coyote isn’t too much trouble, but get a small pack and they become much more daring toward humans.
I love that we’ve got wildlife here in our back yard, just be careful everyone!
Jake (Jacob Kelly) from Winston Manor

 

Coyote May 18, 2018 Terra Bay Northcrest
Active pack with new litter in good health per neighbors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvia Olivares‎Everything South City
June 18, 2018 from Silvia O from our FB page:
Just a heads up for those in the area… we saw a coyote by mission road in front of 7/11 the police reported it but to anyone walking by at night be careful.

 

Robert K shared this information on our FB page June 19, 2018:

This morning, I was driving my son to South City Bart station, at Mission Road and Sequoia ave, an Coyote was prancing the streets this morning between 6a and 6:30a, please put out an alert about an coyote prancing in South City Sunshine Gardens area, called police, waited an few minutes for a unit to show up, but no avail after dropping off my son at BART this morning

 

UPDATE: 4th of July 2018 : Edwin Fabian‎ shared this photo and comment on our FB page: Coyote sighting on Sign Hill. Keep an eye on your young children and pets (especially if your pet is a roadrunner)

Coyote sighting on Sign Hill. Keep an eye on your young children and pets (especially if your pet is a roadrunner) warns neighbor Edwin Fabian

 

 
UPDATE JULY 10, 2018
From Sunshine Gardens neighbor: Coyotes spotted running down Forest View Drive and Willow at Miller Ave this morning around 5:10 am as I was returning from walking my dogs. Be careful out there and keep your dogs and cats inside. Looked like there’s a pack out there looking for food.
UPDATE JULY 10, 2018
Another neighbor shares: Coyote siting at 5:40 this morning near Canal around BART

Coyote near BART July 10 2018

 

UPDATE: July 21, 2018 A message came to our FB inbox:

“4:30 am coyote on my front lawn eating a cat in buri buri on Los Flores ave keep your pets indoors at night
UPDATE: July 22, 2018 from Leila Endo

‎Leila Endo‎ shares
Coexisting with wildlife
• coyote on a backyard deck
• Friday, 7/20
• Stonegate / Sign Hill area

 

Leila Endo‎ captures these great photos near Sign Hill

 

UPDATE: Thur Aug 16, 2018 SSF resident Leila Endo shares “One of many coyotes that frequent the Sign Hill/Stonegate area. This coyote is one of several that have recently been spotted making backyard visits and pass-throughs. The coyotes in the area seem to have become less elusive lately, with more frequent sightings out in broad daylight. – Monday, 8/13/2018 @ ~10 a.m. – co-existing with wildlife

There are others that visit, too. The one posted in the photo collage is bigger than the one pictured here, taken last month in July.
This smaller one (pictured above) might be a recent offspring of the bigger one. I occasionally see them foraging together, and often hear what sounds like a family of them barking, yelping, and howling during the night.

UPDATE: Mon July 24 2018 A SSF neighbor shares ‘Hey just hearing some coyote howling in the westbourough area around 11:30pm. At least I think it’s coyote. Didn’t think they would be so close.’

 

UPDATE: Monday August 21 2018  Coyotes were loud off of Sign Hill all last night and today.
Update Wed Aug 22 by Allison Barnett : Spotted this morning on Evergreen and Morningside. We walk our dogs in this area everyday, we need to keep a good lookout now.

Spotted this morning on Evergreen and Morningside. We walk our dogs in this area everyday, we need to keep a good lookout now.
Allison Barnett

UPDATE NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Our neighbor PAT from KENT Way shared this via email today:

This morning at 7:15 am, there was a large coyote in the common green of Kent Way and Greendale. It almost got a cat and a dog. Fortunately I could see the cat on my fence was alarmed and I went out to the fence and saw the coyote standing on the lawn. I clapped and yelled and scared the coyote away. I immediately saw a girl open her back gate and let her little dog out. I had to yell at her to get the dog and go back inside. The coyote had JUST passed her yard. My son ran up the common green to scare the coyote away, but it already disappeared. The coyote went on to other adjoining common greens.

Will be putting flyers out on nearby poles.

UPDATE JANUARY 30, 2019
Sunshine Gardens neighbor, BA,  shared this with us
“Two coyotes on Sunshine Gardens school field on 1/28/19 around 7:30AM. There were two walking together. I managed to get a good picture of one of them.”
UPDATE Two Coyotes were seen in Sunshine Gardens and photos posted on Nextdoor by Redman South January 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE Feb 23, 2019: Coyote reported on fence at the top of Avalon Park

 

Feb 23, 2019 top of Avalon Park

 

UPDATE Friday March 15th 9:30pm a neighbor writes: J’ust saw a coyote on Magnolia 18 minutes ago running in the middle of the street’

6 comments for “South City’s Coyotes; Continual Updates Posted

  1. Roger Cain
    December 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    More sightings from two different people:
    Sunday Dec. 24th at 3:49 pm, Coyote seen in the neighborhood Corner of Chestnut and Livinstone (Hillside Estates)
    Sunday, Dec. 24th at 4:09 pm, I’ve seen him now a few times at 7a trotting up and down Grand near Sunshine Gardens.

  2. December 28, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Just moved here from san mateo used to 10lb raccoons not coyotes hopefully pics download. These were taken inside the ridge ct townhouses complex, just below elks lodge parking lot

    • Editor
      December 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Russ,
      Please email the photos to us at News@EverythingSouthCity.com so we can share them with our larger community since they did not come through. Thank you for your help.
      Best,
      -ED

  3. Shereen Adkins
    May 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    My dog was bitten by a coyote Saturday 4/28. Luckily he got away with few minor wounds on his back. We live on larch Ave, and our yard is open hill. Just saw the coyote again on the hill today…

  4. Dennis M. Devine
    March 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    When I was young growing up in Winston Manor. We used to roam the surrounding hillside. This was the 50’s & 60’s. Never did I see a coyote. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were up in Sign Hill.
    Love the pictures on the coyotes in the South City neighborhoods, especially Parkside Middle School. It brought back some good memories.

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