I’ve known for years that coyotes have lived in nearby Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. This year, however, I’ve observed them in daylight on several occasions. This one likes to take little naps on top of hills. I even saw a pair of them traveling together last weekend!
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California
Coyotes are actually pretty common throughout the San Francisco Bay Area — in suburban open spaces and inter-city parks. They are out and about, day and night. Many nights I go to sleep to the sounds of them howling on the hill across the little canyon by my home in Benicia.
Coyotes frequently will come into town at night, prowling jogging trails, sidewalks, down the middle of streets and even sticking their noses into our backyards while we’re asleep. That’s why it is very important that we at least keep our cats inside at night (inside all the time, like my two kitties, is best). Otherwise, they may end up being dinner for one of those hungry coyotes. /Gary