Yesterday Bernalwood received several reports of a confused-looking coyote spotted in parts of Bernal Heights where coyotes are not usually seen. The reports described a coyote walking on Mission Street near the intersection with Cortland, and on Cortland near Anderson in front of Fit Bernal Fit. Of course, those are very different locations from the … Continue reading Is Another Coyote Now Visiting Bernal Heights?
Last Sunday, the Bernal Coyote was hit by a car on Bernal Heights Boulevard. Ack! That’s the bad news. The good news, according to San Francisco coyote-whisperer Janet Kessler, is that the coyote wasn’t badly injured. Janet tells Bernalwood: These days the Bernal Coyote has been spending the bulk of her time hunting now instead of panhandling. She still travels up … Continue reading Bernal Coyote Hit By Car, But Recovers Quickly
The coyote that lives on Bernal Hill had a close call last week, after a domesticated dog decided to chase her. The ensuing scene was so loud and chaotic that several readers wrote to tell Bernalwood about it, so we in turn reached out to San Francisco coyote-whisperer Janet Kessler to see if he had any information about the … Continue reading Bernal Coyote Scared But Safe After Close Call With Dog
The rains have subsided, and the Bernal Coyote seems excited about that. In the last few days, Bernalwood readers have shared many photos of the Bernal Coyote out and about on Bernal Hill, taking in the sights, wandering through the grass, and generally being rather photogenic. The photos up above were captured by Neighbor Chris, as … Continue reading The Bernal Coyote Is Alive and Well and Enjoying Dry Weather
Janet Kessler, the San Francisco coyote whisperer who runs the wonderful Coyote Yipps website, has been keeping an eye on the coyote that lives on Bernal Hill. After some observation, Janet has noticed some disturbing signs that the coyote is in danger — and the problems stem from people who are putting her at risk with misguided “kindness.” Janet explains … Continue reading The Bernal Hill Coyote Is a Female and Human “Kindness” Could Kill Her
Big *heart* to Chris Blagg for sharing this photo via Instagram.
This week Neighbor Rachel noticed that someone has been leaving dog food out for our coyote neighbor who lives around Bernal Hill. We saw the coyote eating the dog food. It was on the southern side of the hill. I was in my car watching, and a runner came by and we both watched him eat. Argh! Photo evidence: … Continue reading Reminder: Please Do NOT Feed the Bernal Hill Coyote
The new poop emoji on the big North Bernal rock has generated a lot of laughs around Bernal Heights, and it looks like some neighbors are really getting into the spirit of it. During his early morning walk today, Neighbor Rally captured this image of Neighbor Coyote paying tribute to the poop emoji from a strategic vantage … Continue reading Bernal Coyote Celebrates the Poop Emoji on Bernal Rock
Oh hey. Did your dog lose a ball on the southestern side of Bernal Hill? Because the Bernal Coyote found one — and had a lot of fun with it. During one of his recent early-morning dog walks, Neighbor Rally filmed the Bernal Coyote mid-frolic, as the critter played with a ball. Just watch: View this post … Continue reading Watch Our Coyote Neighbor Play with a Ball on Bernal Hill
Now that a coyote has settled in to life in Bernal Heights, there have been a lot of questions asked about how to co-exist with our new neighbor. Luckily for us, Janet Kessler, the urban coyote whisperer from the Coyote Yipps website, has been monitoring the coyote situation on Bernal Hill, and she graciously shared this helpful guide on how to understand, … Continue reading Sharing Bernal Hill With Our Coyote: A User’s Guide
Sightings of the coyote who lives on Bernal Hill have become a routine occurrence, and with increasing frequency comes a growing sense of familiarity. No longer an exotic new arrival, many Bernal residents now regard the coyote as just another neighbor. Neighbor Doug describes an experience with the coyote last week: We came upon the coyote at … Continue reading Coyote Becomes a Familiar Neighbor on Bernal Hill
Late last night, your Bernalwood editor saw a coyote ambling down the middle of the road as I was driving along the south side of Bernal Hill. He seemed very comfortable there. But that’s nothing compared to what a few Bernal neighbors saw on Monday morning around the same location: An epic battle between a coyote and … Continue reading Wild Kingdom: Videos of Coyote vs. Snake Battle on Bernal Hill
We’ve known for some time that coyotes have settled in Bernal Heights and become our new neighbors. Yet while coyote sightings are now a frequent occurrence, so far many of the photos of the coyotes that we’ve seen have suffered from the Bigfoot Problem — the images have been distant and somewhat grainy. Over the weekend … Continue reading Finally! Clear, Up-Close Portraits of a Bernal Coyote