That photo is from Aly, taken in July in the 24th SW/Cloverdale vicinity, where she reported this week she is still seeing them. Then this morning, Becky reported that coyotes were “hanging around” Hamilton Viewpoint Park early today. Those two were simple sightings – but this next note also came in from Highland Park a short time ago, causing us to speed up the coyote roundup we were working on, since this is reported in an area popular with dog owners:
I live on 3rd Ave SW behind Westcrest Park and off-leash park and I had my 4 dogs attacked last night by the coyotes that are in the area. There have been 2 of them spotted on my street in recent weeks. I have one of my dogs in critical condition now and 3 I am nursing at home. Please, everyone, watch out for them; they are even out during the late afternoon in daylight. We need to find a way to get the city or state to set up a trap to move them into the mountains.
We have a followup question out. Ahead, three other recent coyote reports:
This one’s from Elaine:
I saw a coyote in our alley at 7:30 am (Monday). And when I walked my dog a short time later, our neighbors had a notice up on the utility poles at the North & South ends of their alley stating that someone saw the coyote in their alley also. Our alley is the 4500 block between SW Alaska St & SW Oregon St. The alley South of us that also had someone seeing the coyote was the 4800 block between SW Hudson & SW Edmunds. I saw the coyote traveling North up our alley.
That’s not far from where someone texted us early Monday that they saw one “jogging” – 42nd and Hudson. Also on Monday, Frank saw a coyote in the South Park area:
About 3:30 am, crossing from the west side to the east on SR 509 just North of the Cloverdale overpass. Nice-sized one.
We have been publishing reader-reported coyote sightings (and two of our own) since 2007 in hopes awareness will lead to the kind of action recommended by state wildlife authorities – in order to keep them wary of humans. Follow that link to learn what to do if you see one (short version: try your best to scare them away).