Pack of coyotes sparks concern in San Rafael

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January 4, 2010 2:39:12 PM PST
A pack of coyotes is sparking concern in San Rafael.

Five coyotes have been lurking on a popular dirt trail behind the Embassy Suites hotel.

People have also spotted them in the Marin lagoon area.

Some dog walkers and exercisers say they're worried, but Humane Society officials say don't panic; they say the animals are most like dogs and are important to the eco-system.