San Francisco homeowners got a surprise Thursday morning when they woke up to find a coyote lounging on their front lawn, one of a string of such sightings in the city.
The coyote ran away as soon as animal control officers showed up in the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, the homeowners said. But it left behind a mess. Garbage cans were knocked over, and residents think the animal was looking for food.
On April 4, a coyote was spotted on a San Francisco elementary playground. And in March, San Francisco residents held a meeting to complain about overly agressive coyotes.