During the Covid-19 quarantine, packs of coyotes have been seen in volume for the first time in years on the streets of San Francisco. Now, mountain lions are enjoying the same impunity during the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place mandate.
A resident was able to get a video of a mountain lion strolling through the city’s usually bustling Russian Hill neighborhood recently, showing a rare sight of an animal surrounded by developed cityscape. See the video:
At around 12:30 am I spotted a mountain lion roaming the streets of Russian Hill. I followed from inside my car and lost visual contact near intersection of Greenwich and Jones. Be safe when walking alone at night or when walking your pets. I reported the sighting to @SFPD pic.twitter.com/xlreghRSaJ— Fernando Robles (@Ing_Fehr) June 16, 2020
Fernando Robles posted the video to Twitter, reminding residents to be safe when walking alone or with your pets at night.
There may be some reasons to be scared while walking through the streets of San Francisco at night, but no one would have guessed it would have been due to mountain lions and coyotes. What a weird year it’s been.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine