Tom shared that photo with a coyote-sighting report from a little more than an hour ago – one of two we’ve received this morning, which we’re publishing along with two more from recent days. First, Tom’s note accompanying the photo:
8:40 AM this morning … A young coyote was on our deck on 21st Ave SW near Holly St. He was not afraid, we walked right up to the window with the camera. He wanted to play, tried several times to pick up this blue toy.
A short time earlier, from the Admiral District, Caylyn had a double sighting:
I live on 44th between Hinds and Hanford and just ran outside because I thought I
saw two dogs running down the middle of the street. I brought out my dog treats to see if I could call to them. To my surprise they were very big coyotes. Yellowish brown in color and looked like small German Shepherds. Please, people with children, gardening and walking dogs, be careful in this area.
The other 2 sightings, ahead:
From Brenda, this past Sunday:
Coyote sighting: 10:00 a.m. 27th Ave. SW between Othello and Webster; just west of the wooded ravine behind Home Depot.
And from Lesa last Wednesday:
There was a coyote standing in the middle of a front yard on 37th Avenue SW, just south of Alaska at about 6:50 (Wednesday) morning. He didn’t look startled when we drove by – just stood there and stared. Pretty scary to see him right there in the middle of a block full of homes.
We have published coyote sightings, as they’re received (including the first and only one we have photographed outside WSB HQ!), for more than three years – here’s the archive, newest to oldest. We do this not to fear-monger, but because no matter how common they are, someone is surprised to find out they live among us, and both we and they will be safer if advice on co-existing with coyotes is heeded.
P.S. There’s an active discussion about coyotes in the WSB Forums right now, too.
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