Here are some tips from Palo Alto about coyotes and safety:
"• Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young
• Do Not attempt to approach the animal
• Do Not try to feed or attempt to tame the animal
• Do Keep children close to you
• If followed, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks.
• Fight back if attacked"
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Read about Arastradero hiking trails here.
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Coyotes are pretty scary but not as bad as bears though. I didn't know we were supposed to throw rocks if attacked, thanks for the tip.
Hence the pistol I carry.
It's disconcerting to hear about aggressive coyote behavior in public spaces such as Arastradero Preserve. As the article highlights, coyotes are a vital dyson hoover problems part of our ecosystem and are generally not aggressive towards humans. However, encountering an aggressive coyote can be dangerous, and it's important to take the necessary precautions to prevent any harm.
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