Dad: Coyote Tried To Eat My Kids in San Francisco

By Mario Sevilla

Thu Aug 14th, 2014 7:23pm America/Los_Angeles

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A KRON 4 viewer has this warning for locals and tourists visiting San Francisco’s popular Lands End hiking trails: Beware of coyote.

The viewer encountered the coyote on Thursday afternoon at around 4:30 when he took his kids to ride their scooters on the refurbished trails at Sutro Baths.

One of the children got ahead of the group when he spotted “a big coyote going for her.”

He managed to capture footage of the sighting and send KRON 4 a link. The man titled the video, “Coyote Tried To Eat My Kids At Sutro Baths Lands End San Francisco.”

“I ran down and stopped it and got the rest on video,” he said.

“Let all the tourists know that SF don’t care if their kids get eaten by coyotes after visiting the Cliff House etc.,” the man warns.

Coyotes have reportedly been spotted throughout San Francisco including Golden Gate Park, Miraloma Park, Fort Funston, Lake Merced, and Mount Davidson.

Officials at The Presidio Golf Course told KRON 4 News that there has been an increase in coyote sightings in and around the course. Signs have been posted along the course and trails alerting hikers to keep pets on a leash.

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has created a hotline for coyote sightings in San Franciso at (415) 554-9400.

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