More coyotes spotted in Golden Gate Park

September 3, 2012 9:01:41 PM PDT
Visitors to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park are reporting an increase in coyote sightings.

Signs alerting the public that coyotes may roam the area have been put up along John F. Kennedy Drive and Chain of Lakes Drive.

It is pup-rearing season and the animals may be most active at night and the early morning hours.

Visitors say they've seen the coyotes and don't feel threatened by them.

"It seems to me they should be free to live here and as long as people leave them alone and they leave people alone, what's the problem," Nathaniel Sears said.

Golden Gate Park is not looking to get rid of the coyotes. In fact, visitors are being told to stay away from off-beaten paths where coyotes may have their dens. Disturbing the wildlife could even result in a fine.


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