At least twenty raccoons can be found on any given night at this location along the North side of North Lake in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Reliant on humans for food, these raccoons have been habituated with feeding by raccoon lovers. On two occaisions, I witnessed cars pulling up with many pounds of dogfood, sour cream, chicking, chips and other snacks, dumping them on the ground and in the bushes. The practic is illegal, but still common. Coyotes also arrived at times when regular feedings seem to occur just after dark. Raccoons and coyotes are thriving in the urban environment that is San Francisco because of the abundance of food left by humans.
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Why Cities Are Going Wild - National Geographic
Why Cities Are Going Wild - photographed on assignment for National Geographic Magazine's July 2022 issue.