When a mountain lion appeared in downtown Berkeley last August, it sparked debates in many communities about how police should respond. Shrinking habitat is pushing mountain lions into urban areas.
Reports of coyote attacks or close encounters in Santa Clara County are at their highest they’ve been in eight years. Wildlife organizations across the state say the public can prevent attacks while respecting the wildlife.
With reports of coyote attacks in Santa Clara County more than doubling in 2010, wildlife officials urge people to keep a safe distance and supervise pets and children when they’re outside.