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Coyote Uses Crosswalk on Geary Boulevard
SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Apr. 24 2014 | Erin Sherbert

Posted on 04/26/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

And, as one reader noted: he's not on his cellphone! This is a pretty good example of how pedestrians should be on the roadways in San Francisco -- even if the example is a coyote.

Jennifer Anwaya snapped this image which we spotted on Richmondsfblog.com this morning. Apparently, the prairie wolf was seen casually making his way across Geary Boulevard at 37th Avenue earlier this week.

No word on where he was headed that evening. Perhaps it was just an urban stroll.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: coyote; sanfrancisco; traffic

1 posted on 04/26/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Even in these parts (New England), coyotes are beginning to integrate themselves into the neighborhoods. They are more civilized then some of the gang-bangers we have around here.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 1:44:52 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like a well-fed coyote. Usually they have that half-starved Wiley Coyote look.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: nickcarraway

Oh my. That coyote hopefully got back to the woods in Golden Gate Park before he got run over.

We’re seeing many more coyote’s than usual this year in the Inland NW. Two friends on the outskirts of Spokane had their small dogs killed by them, one on Christmas day. Yikes. And an Idaho friend reports howling all night in her rural area — Sleepless in Sandpoint.

Anyway, what’s up with the coyote population?


4 posted on 04/26/2014 1:48:31 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SamAdams76
They are more civilized then some of the gang-bangers we have around here.

UNtil they eat your pets.

See post #4 here.

5 posted on 04/26/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: nickcarraway
AMAZING, Geary Boulevard. VERY heavy traffic, STUFFED with Chinese who are the world's WORST drivers. That is for the FOBs and CIAs ONLY--not the ABCs. THEY are 100% American.

I can SEE it because the ABCs have butts and chests/boobs. The rest of the Chinese on the planet have STRAIGHT LINES from head to foot--no butts, chests or boobs. Flat as the proverbial pancake.

I hope s/he is smart enough to evade all the Chinese. Otherwise the Chinese will WOK right over her/him....Coyote Chinese soup.

The Chinese eat EVERYTHING, and love DOG. Ah me. God did have His reasons for making them in such large amounts.

The entire area is inundated with the Chinese and Russians. I often wondered: WHO was it that won the Cold War?

6 posted on 04/26/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway
We live near one of the Arizona Canals (pathway for coyotes) and see them on an occasional basis. The coyote shown hear appears to be very well fed and not at all natural/feral.

More to this then meets the eye, imho.

7 posted on 04/26/2014 1:52:23 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Flick Lives
Looks like a well-fed coyote. Usually they have that half-starved Wiley Coyote look.

Lots of dogs and cats around people.

8 posted on 04/26/2014 1:52:59 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: nickcarraway

Smart dog!


9 posted on 04/26/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Michael.SF.

oops: ‘hear’ = here


10 posted on 04/26/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Flick Lives
Looks like a well-fed coyote.

It depends on their environment, of course. If they're in a wilderness area, they have to work for their meals. Near the suburbs, they have plenty of trash cans to raid and pets to capture.

11 posted on 04/26/2014 1:53:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: nickcarraway

Coyotes are quite smart. In Oracle, AZ I had a pack watering in my yard. I left them alone, they left me alone.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Flick Lives

not to mention very well groomed as well.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 1:54:26 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: nickcarraway

This hardly relates, but fun nonetheless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXozlbIEnc


14 posted on 04/26/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

Prairiwolf? We call them dumpster dogs.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Flick Lives
There ARE some coyotes here as we have a lot of open land and green space. These animals are VERY smart and know when the garbage cans go out in any given neighborhood. There they can forage all night at their own pace.

They also eat the mice from these open spaces. Well, they will eat anything I think. They are nature's garbage cans.

They came in from the south, the Peninsula, where there is even MORE open land and green space.

They are very shy and smart and make themselves very scarce so as not to scare away any of their prey...our garbage.
Hah, they probably even know which can has the garbage by the color, light to dark grays, as most canines are color blind.

I HAVEN'T heard any of them howling at the moon. Of course, there's so much fog all year round that baying at the moon would be the exception, not the rule.

16 posted on 04/26/2014 1:58:24 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

Our local roadrunners wait for intersections to cross the local streets.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 1:59:08 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: cloudmountain

Is that from your standup act?


18 posted on 04/26/2014 2:02:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Doomonyou

Don’t forget all the rats that feed off the restaurant and homeless garbage. Wile E. probably thinks those are pretty tasty, too.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: gorush

Did they put up a “DEER CROSSING,AND CROSSING AND CROSSING AND CROSSING AND...” Sign?


20 posted on 04/26/2014 2:05:22 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. Mercat and I were walking our dachshund years ago in the woods. Thunder didn’t need a lease. He found a nest/den of coyote pups. He knew to stay back but he just gazed lovingly at them and then we moved on. I’m sure mom was watching. They couldn’t have been more than a few days old.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve got two of them, and I believe some pups, living right next to my apartment in a gully separating two apartment complexes. They howl at times, and have basically no fear of humans.

I’ve seen them wander around the apartment complex in broad daylight. I’m in Norther San Diego County and there is precious little open space in this area. This little family needs to go as far as I’m concerned.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Flick Lives

However, the neighborhood’s feral cat population has suddenly, inexplicably declined.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 2:13:44 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: SamAdams76

Where I live, coyotes are unofficial animal control officers and black bears enforce the “Secure Your Garbage” regulations.

The system works.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 2:19:22 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Veto!

“Anyway, what’s up with the coyote population?”

‘Yotes are the ultimate survivors. They improvise, adapt and overcome, as they say. They’ve learned to live around civilization, and can live wherever people are. 150 years ago they were only in the southwestern US and Mexico. Now I believe they are in all lower 48 states, plus Canada and Alaska.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 2:22:26 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: nickcarraway

I once saw a coyote run across the interstate in front of me. He looked left when he crossed my lanes, then looked right when he crossed the other side.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 2:23:12 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: nickcarraway

We have one here in Southern DE in my community.

He likes rabbits.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 2:25:14 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: nickcarraway

If anyone has ever been to South America you’ll see stray dogs all over the place use crosswalks. They even look both ways. Or. If a biped is waiting the cross the dogs wait with the biped until it is safe to cross.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Safetgiver

:{)


29 posted on 04/26/2014 2:40:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: headsonpikes

Dittos to that system! Both of those animals are all over up here.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 2:42:24 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Veto!

“He’s the hairy handed gent that’s been overheard in Kent and lately he’s been heard in Mayfair”


31 posted on 04/26/2014 2:51:27 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: eartrumpet

I’ve seen that behavior.

/johnny


32 posted on 04/26/2014 3:05:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Veto!
They live in Lincoln Park / Land's End just a stones throw from Geary @ 37th. Saw one last year on the Lincoln Highway in the park. That coyote had a spectacular view of the GG Bridge...much better than Geary Ave.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 3:23:45 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Veto!

yeah they go after cats and small dogs just as easy as anything else small and furry.

may appear to be cute and tame but it’s a real problem. another case of fedgov and ecofreaks forcing their “zero common sense toleration” on all of us. I wish we could just round up the bureaucrats and gaia nuts and stick them in a cage with the coyotes and see how their policies work for them. Let em try to sing to the coyotes not to eat them.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 3:24:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Mercat

We’ve always bought our dogs, but I DO like the idea of a lease. What’s the monthly rate? Is there a significant residual value?


35 posted on 04/26/2014 3:26:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Organic Panic

My daughters and I found a remarkable stray on Ilha Grande, an island off the coast of Brazil. In the town of Vila do Abraão, this guy could perfectly play the part of beggar. He would approach you on a park bench, plaintively put one paw up on your knee, and, I swear, a tear would roll down his cheek until you fed him. What an actor!


36 posted on 04/26/2014 3:30:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

These coyotes come across the GG bridge at night. Free food in the city. Corresponds with the flyers on the poles-missing dogs/cats.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 3:38:13 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Flick Lives

Just so you don’t lose a bar bet, it’s Wile E. Coyote...not Wiley Coyote.


38 posted on 04/26/2014 4:28:28 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: DIRTYSECRET

LOL...I never made the connection the lost dog/cat posters. But, now that I consider that, you’re right!


39 posted on 04/26/2014 5:47:03 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nickcarraway
Is that from your standup act?

Why? Are you auditioning? You can play the fool in the corner, pointy hat and all.

40 posted on 04/26/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t understand. Apparently you seem to NEED to come out with the snide remark. Have you so little in your life that your first reaction to something is to be nasty?


41 posted on 04/26/2014 7:23:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I didn’t mean that to be snide at all.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 11:18:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Oh, I'm sorry.

I get some unprovoked attacks every once in a while. I always have and I think, sometimes, that it's a part of this site.

Sometimes, I'm just PLAIN WRONG. And this is one of those times. Again, my apologies. Now I know that you're one of the good guys--the majority.

43 posted on 04/27/2014 7:23:50 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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