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How to avoid a run-in with coyotes, which are interacting more with humans in the Bay Area

Richmond Confidential

Throwing rocks and shouting loudly are effective ways to be a good neighbor — to overconfident coyotes. While the wild canines and humans have been sharing habitat for a very long time, a spate of incidents involving aggressive coyotes over the past year and a half has prompted a new educational campaign by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in partnership with local agencies in Contra Costa County. The program, called Wildlife Watch, relies on trained volunteers to spread awareness on how to react if faced with an unexpected coyote encounter.