Coyotes live with us on our hills, in our neighborhoods, and may visit our yards.
|......"Not picky, I'll eat pets, ...... |
small children and you."
This is the second time this March that a poodle has been attacked by coyotes."On Saturday, March 10, at 5p.m., a 15-pound dog was seized, stunned and dragged away by two full-size coyotes at Mussel Rock Park. The owner of the poodle was unable to find his pet; he is certain his dog was killed by the attack. The attack occurred during daylight on the hilly path leading to the paragliders' airfield.
The area of the attack was near rabbit warrens, and it is thought that the dog may have looked like a rabbit in size and color. The Peninsula Humane Society mentioned a similar incident in which a small poodle was attacked by coyotes, but was successfully retrieved.
|Mussel Rock, north Pacifica/Daly City|
The low rainfall this winter has brought the rather unusual sighting in February of a pack of 5 coyotes out together at 4 p.m. around the same site, close to the swamp where they drink water below the copse of willow trees, in full view of hikers, paragliders and pet dogs. Dog owners are urged to keep their dogs in view all the time while at Mussel Rock near to the gate, paths and swamp area."
Reference:- Coyotes in our San Mateo Neighborhoods, .Coyotes in San Mateo County Park Lands. Note: Helen Nicely also posted the article on Pacifica Patch, 3/12/12.
Posted by Kathy Meeh