Coyote Sighting at Mills Estates Park / Sebastian Park
Post Date:08/22/2019 11:54 AM
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Today, a coyote was spotted at Mills Estates Park, also referred to as Sebastian Park. While coyote sightings in Millbrae are common, residents, especially those with children and pets, need to remember that they are wild animals and to avoid them when possible.
Coyotes typically do not approach humans, but occasionally, they will move in closer. If they approach you or do not move as you approach them, take the following steps, in order, until the coyote flees:
1) Do not turn and run away. If you are with children, stand between them and the coyote. If you have a small dog with you, pick it up.
2) Stand tall, wave your arms in the air, and make loud noises. If possible, use a whistle or shake a can with coins inside.
If you have additional questions regarding coyote encounters or see one that looks injured or poses a threat, please call the Peninsula Humane Society at (650) 340-7022. If there is an immediate emergency, please call 9-1-1.