West Seattle coyotes: Four reader reports this weekend

October 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm | In Coyotes, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 9 Comments

Four sightings reported in the past (almost) 24 hours:

*Just called in this morning, “big male coyote at 50th and Graham.” [map]

And three in eastern West Seattle:

*Jonel e-mailed late last night: “Just saw a coyote running down the sidewalk on SW Webster between 16th and 14th. [map] He ran when he saw humans.”

*Jeff saw one “standing in our driveway” around 1 pm Saturday, “6000 block of 17th SW. [map] Ran away when our dog started barking.”

And Kellie reported that her son saw what might have bene the same one on Saturday afternoon while “walking on 17th from the path by Duwamish Housing, up the Graham stairs towards 16th and SSCC.” [map]

Scaring them away is best for them and you, so they are conditioned to keep a healthy distance from humans (and their pets), as advised by state wildlife authorities (if you’ve never followed that link we usually include with coyote reports, it’s got lots of other good advice too).


  1. seen one cruising east up roxbury just past safeway the other night was thinking its been about a year since ive seen one around!!

    Comment by VanillaGorilla — 12:33 am October 14, 2013 #

  2. Why aren’t they being rounded up and taken up into the hills?

    Comment by Debbie Nelsen — 5:42 am October 15, 2013 #

  3. Just keep your babies in the house, don’t leave food out and they will hopefully move on. They have a right to be there too!

    Comment by angeldove — 8:57 am October 15, 2013 #

  4. Coyote got in the chicken house killed 5 of them,prize Araucana layers.Rooster 2 hens left.Pen is like Fort Knox now.Coyote comes back every night. Keep all small animals in.

    Comment by Sharon — 9:00 am October 15, 2013 #

  5. So sorry, Sharon.
    When did this happen, and where do you live?
    I thought I heard a squawk yesterday morning in my

    Comment by Momof4 — 10:03 am October 15, 2013 #

  6. Saw a healthy looking one last evening, around 5/5:30pm near the playfields off of 12th in Highland Park. Not scared at all by us or our 85# pup. Stared us down for awhile before moving on.
    A little nerve racking!

    Comment by Kenny — 10:34 am October 15, 2013 #

  7. Saw one at dusk (between 6:45 pm & 7:00 pm) yesterday, October 16, 2013. Running through the alley west of 35th Avenue SW between Raymond & Juneau. Ran around on 36th Avenue for at least 2 blocks from Juneau to Graham.

    Comment by Ron — 11:05 am October 17, 2013 #

  8. Coyote ran from front yard as I was leaving the house this morning. Ran down alley between 12th and 13th North of Kenyon.

    Comment by trent — 6:15 pm October 17, 2013 #

  9. just saw one in the alley between 30th and 31st(9200 block) headding north towards Barton It’s coat was very splotchy in color.

    Comment by kellie G — 10:03 am October 18, 2013 #

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