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Fw: Coyotes In McLaren Park

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  • marlene tran
    Hi Gabe, Thanks for the warning! I hope the Park systems will post multilingual signs to inform & advice park users what to do especially  if some people may
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 24, 2011
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      Hi Gabe,
      Thanks for the warning!
      I hope the Park systems will post multilingual signs to inform & advice park users what to do especially  if some people may mistake a coyote for " a kind of big dog ".
      Many seniors use our McLaren Park and are not aware of this potential problem.
      As usual, prevention is better than cure.
      Marlene
       
       

      --- On Fri, 6/24/11, Gabriel Haas <haas.gabe@...> wrote:

      From: Gabriel Haas <haas.gabe@...>
      Subject: [theportola] Coyotes In McLaren
      To: theportola@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, June 24, 2011, 11:20 AM

       
      With all this talk of coyotes in Glen Canyon, let's not forget that there are coyotes in McLaren Park as well.
      Living on University/Dwight right across from the park, I've heard them at times howling at night, obviously in a pack.
      My brother even saw one crossing Mansell one time up by Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.
      I don't know when the attack on the dog was in Glen Canyon, but I think they are mainly nocturnal.

      On top of coyotes, there are also feral dogs living in the park that have been released by people.
      I've seen rottweilers and other big dogs roaming the park by themselves. Not to scare anyone,
      but I have heard of attacks on people as well. This has only been on 2 or 3 occasions though
      in 15+ years living there. Either way, stay alert! If anything, my biggest fear is getting sprayed
      by a skunk!

      --
      Gabriel Haas
      Public Safety Coordinator
      Excelsior Action Group
      Portola Neighborhood Steering Committee
      (415) 756-8563 (phone)
      (415) 585-0170 (fax)
      Haas.Gabe@...



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