Coyotes are roaming San Francisco's empty streets as the city's shelter-in-place order keeps people in their homes
- Coyotes are being spotted in San Francisco as the city and region hunkers down due to a shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus disease.
- The animals are native to California and were once seen in the bay until hunting and poisoning nearly wiped them out.
- The canines are taking advantage of the city's empty, humanless streets as the number of confirmed cases in the city hit 223.
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San Francisco has all but turned into a ghost town as the city and region enters week two of a three-week shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus disease.
But there have been some coyote sightings throughout the city as much of the city has been shut down.
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Twitter user @manishkumar457 posted a photo of one on Monday, as SF Gate first reported.
One was spotted in the city's Glen Park, according to a photo posted by Twitter user @BathtubBulletin.
Twitter user @LugaresyMas posted a photo of a coyote lounging in the Marin Headlands just north of San Francisco on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Gianna Toboni, correspondent and producer at Vice, tweeted that her family in San Francisco spotted three of the animals outside their home in the city.
And CNBC reporter Christina Farr spotted a pack of three snoozing in the city.
Coyotes have made a comeback to the region in recent years.
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