Creepy moment coyotes cry and stalk the quiet streets of San Francisco amid the coronavirus pandemic
Creepy moment coyotes cry and stalk the quiet streets of San Francisco that remain empty amid the corona virus pandemic
- Coyotes are howled back and forth in the video
- They were at the corner of Greenwich and Powell in the North Beach area
- At around midnight last week, Nick Delia shared footage of the action outside his apartment
- Other sightings of coyote have recently been reported in the city of California
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A creepy new video has captured coyotes roaming the streets of San Francisco, left empty amid the corona virus pandemic.
The recording shared on social media on Tuesday features two wild dogs walking in the middle of the road at night.
In the clip we hear the animals crying back and forth to each other.
The coyotes were outside Nick Delia’s apartment at the corner of Greenwich and Powell in the North Beach area at around midnight last week.
Coyotes howled around midnight last week at the corner of Greenwich and Powell in the North Beach area
Other sightings of coyote have recently been reported in San Francisco, California
The location is close to playgrounds, parks, and a street lined with businesses closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A COYOTE
Never run from a coyote or he will probably hunt, The Humane Society of the United States advises.
Stand up straight, swing your arms and shout at the coyote, approach them if necessary until they run away.
Noise makers: voice, whistles, air horns, bells, ‘shaker’ cans full of marbles or pennies, pots, lid or pans beaten together
Projectiles: sticks, small stones, cans, tennis balls or rubber balls
Other: hoses, water guns with vinegar water, spray bottles with vinegar water, pepper spray or bear repellant.
In San Francisco, there were 987 cases of the virus and 15 deaths. In the state of California, there are 25,779 cases and 790 deaths.
The video has been widely shared online after many other coyote sightings in the city, where some 8,000 homeless people are still out on the streets after isolated hotel rooms and shelters have been filled.
Occasionally, coyotes are seen in urban areas of the bay, but sightings have intensified after the government urged people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
It is especially strict in San Francisco, where the mayor has ordered people to go out only on essentials such as groceries.
Authorities have advised people to make loud noises to scare the wild dogs away.
A five-year-old girl was recently bitten in the Dublin Hills Regional Park, where she was with her family just after 2pm.
Her mother had tried to scare the pack of five or six coyotes, but one managed to bite the girl’s neck and had a tear in the back that required stitches.
“I’ve been in the district since 2005, and as far as I know, we haven’t had a coyote attack on a human,” said Doug Bell, wildlife program manager at the East Regional Park District (EBRPD).
Occasionally coyotes are seen in urban areas of the bay, but the number of sightings has increased after the government urged people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Authorities have advised people to make loud noises to scare the wild dogs away