Reporting a Coyote Sighting or Encounter
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About Coyotes in the Presidio
After a long absence, coyotes
returned to the Presidio in 2002 and are now seen here regularly. Coyotes are
known to roam around the region to find food and habitat in open spaces and are
also seen in Marin, Golden Gate Park, Lands End, Glen Park, and other local sites.
In 2005, a wildlife specialist
assessed that the open space of the Presidio could support two pairs of
breeding coyotes. Given constant migration, unknown breeding success and pup
dispersal, and the difficulties associated with identifying specific individuals,
it is unknown how many coyotes are in the Presidio at any given time.
In 2003 the Presidio Trust began working with the Department of Fish and Game,
Animal Care and Control, and the National Park Service to ensure that the
Presidio coyote population remains healthy and wild and poses no threat to
residents, employees, and visitors.
In 2004, in
partnership with the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust developed a
Wildlife Incident Response Protocol which helps us assess wildlife behavior and
determine appropriate responses. Our management actions range from public
education to hazing to, under very rare circumstances, eliminating a coyote who
has been carefully assessed as a threat to public safety.
Community awareness is
key to successful human and wildlife co-existence. Here in the Presidio we
inform and involve the community by:
Pupping Season Update
We have now entered
coyote pupping season, which typically runs from mid-winter through mid-summer.
Coyotes are frequently
seen around the Presidio. There was a den in Presidio Golf Course last
year, and dog walkers should be aware of possible dog-coyote interactions near
the public gate at Park Boulevard and Washington Boulevard.
This page will be
updated as new information is learned. Please keep pets on leash at
all times and observe posted signage.