San Francisco’s Coyotes are Back, and They are Thriving, by Bianca Taylor [PODCAST]

Page & Podcast: https://www.kqed.org/news/11799871/bay-curious-coyotes

[Clarification to the audio: Coyote numbers ‘on the family claimed territories I have been observing’ have remained stable over the past 13 years. This qualification was cut from the audio (at about 6:17), but it’s in the text version. Please know that since 2007, there indeed has been a gradual increase (an incremental increase, not a recent sudden explosion) in their numbers as they repopulated the area they had been purged from, beginning in 2002.]

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hilary Cole
    Feb 21, 2020 @ 16:50:45

    Great articles… Very interesting to read and see the photos.

    Janet you are a real inspiration … You do a fantastic job of educating people about Coyotes. They are a fascinating animal, so family orientated and caring to each other.. Thank you..

    Hilary 😊

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  2. ole possum
    Feb 26, 2020 @ 04:30:47

    If coyotes are “back”? Where did they go? How long were they gone? This is confusing.

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    • yipps:janetkessler
      Feb 26, 2020 @ 05:09:19

      They were killed off in the mid-1900s here in San Francisco. The podcast will tell you that. Then in 2002 one was seen in the Presidio for the first time in many decades. — they were making a comeback. They are actually native to this area, so of course, in time they would refill the niches they had previously inhabited. Please listen to the podcast again — all of this information is in there!

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