Coyotes force closure of trails in Golden Gate Park to dogs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are closing some trails to dogs in Golden Gate Park in response to aggressive behavior from coyotes.
The trails are near JFK Drive and the park's north and middle lakes by the buffalo enclosure. The trails will likely remain closed to dogs until August.
Park Department spokeswoman Sarah Ballard says walkers and joggers in the area will also be cautioned.
One resident told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Ig5kEV) her dogs were on a leash when they were threatened by a coyote. The animal was eventually scared off by a park department truck.
Animal control officials believe the coyotes have a den in the area and are defending their territory during pup season.