It is no secret that the schools in San Ramon are a magnet for home buyers looking for top-notch schools in a pristine, well-managed community. But it looks like the San Ramon schools are attracting more than just eager kids looking for a great education, as there has been a rash of coyote sightings recently at several San Ramon Schools:
Coyote sightings around San Ramon schools have been reported recently, the latest one Thursday morning when one of the animals was seen sleeping under a school’s marquee.
“It’s odd,” said San Ramon Valley school district spokesman Terry Koehne. “We’ve never had this many.”
Thursday’s sighting was one of a handful in the past few weeks at Pine Valley Middle School, said Koehne. It is believed to be the same animal, which a custodian unsuccessfully tried to shoo away before it left on its own. He said the county has set traps in hopes of catching the animal. Alerts have been sent to parents, though the district does not believe there is any danger.
There also have been other coyote sightings in the city. A parent reported seeing one Wednesday on a hillside behind Bollinger Canyon Elementary School. Two were seen on Nov. 19 in a California High parking lot.
In the Dougherty Valley, coyotes also were reportedly seen Dec. 1 at Live Oak Elementary and Dec. 4 at Quail Run Elementary.
If you encounter one, it is best to raise your arms to appear larger than you are, and shout loudly. Courtesy of the Valley Times.