West Seattle coyotes: Another double sighting

November 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm | In Coyotes, Highland Park, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 11 Comments

From Kathleen just a short time ago:

It’s 9:43 pm and I just saw two adult coyotes go down Kenyon off 11th S.W. and then down the alley. All small animals better be inside!!! (Highland Park)

Note that they come out in the daytime too – the proof is in our ever-longer archive of coyote sightings (many with photos), which you can scroll through here.

ADDED 12:13 AM: More coyote news – Anna e-mailed to say, “My neighbor and I heard a group of coyotes howling at 9:45 pm tonight, Friday, coming from Schmitz Park. We live on 63rd SW & Beach Drive. I’ve never heard such a loud and long commotion like that before, it was very eerie.”


  1. yes i saw it too there was two of them running very fast down holden and 11th it was scary to see them hope everyone is safe

    Comment by nancy — 4:32 am November 19, 2011 #

  2. there was one on 41st ave/ alaska last night near the junction

    Comment by cashmere — 11:49 am November 19, 2011 #

  3. Beep! Beep!

    Comment by Paul — 5:37 pm November 19, 2011 #

  4. Saw a coyote around 6:30 last night as I was walking toward it at 41st & Manning. It took a long look at me and dashed off in another direction — north on 41st. It seems they’re everywhere.

    Comment by Jon — 6:08 pm November 19, 2011 #

  5. I saw an old lady walking

    Comment by Mike — 6:34 pm November 19, 2011 #

  6. And?

    Comment by WSB — 6:55 pm November 19, 2011 #

  7. My husband & I just saw 2 coyotes in our front yard. They scared away 2 raccoons digging in our trash, sniffed around, & walked off. We are on 17th and Myrtle. We plan on calling animal control when they open, sure hope they are able to capture them & release them to their natural habitat. Makes me wonder why they are coming to the city, urban sprawl?

    Comment by rebecca — 5:12 am November 20, 2011 #

  8. Rebecca – Animal Control doesn’t respond to coyotes. This is considered to be where they live, same as raccoons, rats, birds, etc. (and humans!). Seattle Animal Shelter refers inquiries to the state but we have been told time and again that unless there is something unusual going on, they don’t respond, either. http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/wildlife.htm … We have been publishing coyote reports here for 4 years; the 100-plus reports we’ve received are likely only a fraction of the actual coyote sightings in West Seattle, but we would still extrapolate from that, that there must be dozens of them living in West Seattle, if not more. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 5:52 am November 20, 2011 #

  9. Come on folks, their coyotes. Were not talking about Bengal Tigers here.

    Comment by chris — 6:10 am November 20, 2011 #

  10. Having Bengal Tigers loose here would probably be better, DFW would have to act on the matter.
    The coyotes are an apex predator reestablishing here in the urban environment of W. Seattle. There is no natural predator to limit the coyotes, so the coyote numbers will increase due to all the food sources available to them (and not just the pet cats either). Then one day the small easy prey animals will run out and the coyotes will go after anything else they can find.
    All the talk about the humans getting along with and adapting to the coyotes coming in here is pretty moot. If you are for having coyotes here, then you are going to see all the smaller animals in the area slowly disappear, our pets included.

    Comment by Neal Chism — 1:01 pm November 20, 2011 #

  11. A small child playing in a back yard being and attacked by one will
    be the next news. They need to be removed from these urban areas.

    Comment by Pv — 5:34 am November 22, 2011 #

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