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Belvedere urges caution as five new coyote pups seen on island

Belvedere’s resident coyotes are a mated pair after all, having five pups earlier this spring and prompting the city to once again remind residents to take precautions when walking their dogs on the island.


Experts also confirmed at least three more adults are crossing in from Tiburon, with a Bella Vista resident reporting June 1 that her dog was attacked by three coyotes in her yard.

The mated pair identified by the city’s contracted wildlife specialist, Rebecca Dmytryk of Humane Wildlife Control in Moss Landing, likely had the pups about April 1 near what’s known as the Lava House property, 399-419 Belvedere Ave., according to sightings reported by residents and surveillance camera footage. Dmytryk said they moved to the area of Golden Gate and Belvedere avenues and Eucalyptus Road at the end of April before moving again on May 10 due to disturbances from brush clearance and gardening.

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