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  • UPD is aware of current coyote sightings in and around the SF State University campus. San Franciscans share natural places with a variety of wildlife, including coyotes. During birthing and pup rearing – from April throughout the fall – coyotes can be more protective and assertive. Preventing confrontations is the best policy. If you spot a coyote in your neighborhood, relax: Most coyotes avoid people. If a coyote displays no fear of people, he’s probably been fed. You can re-instill his fear by raising your arms and yelling to drive him away. Coyotes may mistake small, unattended pets as prey or attack large dogs they view as threats to territory or dens. To keep your animals safe, take two simple steps:
    • Watch your pets. Do no leave pets unsupervised or let any pets off leash.
    • Secure food sources. Store garbage in wildlife-proof containers and feed pets indoors.

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