West Seattle coyotes: Sighting near Fairmount Playfield

Thanks to Shawn for sharing news of this sighting:

I just wanted to inform everyone that at 6:45 am this morning I ran into a coyote at the corner of 36th & Brandon [map]. It headed toward Fairmount (Playfield). Please let the neighborhood know to keep their pets indoors.

We share sighting reports not to stir fear but just to be sure people are aware that coyotes are pretty much everywhere in our area, even if you’ve never seen one. Here’s the state’s advice on what to do if you see one, and how to reduce the chances they’ll want to hang around your house, among other things.

5 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Sighting near Fairmount Playfield"

  • Mike October 9, 2013 (10:36 am)

    I see coyote’s pretty regularly in the Admiral area. Usually around Admiral and 56th (Schmitz Park area). It’s always been early (before 7am) or late (after 10pm). I’ve also noticed when walking in Schmitz that someone leaves out dogfood in places (under the bridge, etc.). So, I’d just like to remind people that leaving out food only makes the problem worse!

  • Bee October 9, 2013 (12:08 pm)

    We have seen coyotes during daylight hours in the Admiral District down near Park West Nursing Home & down the hill on Alki. A friend also saw them in another area during the day–about 10AM. Cats are always in danger no matter what time of the day. I know people that have lost their cats & they would say their cats were wise & safe & found out otherwise. Any cat out at anytime of the day or night no matter how many years they have been doing it or what area of West Seattle, is a coyote target. One cat had been going outside for about 6 years & did not survive to 7.

  • Heather October 9, 2013 (1:37 pm)

    I’m almost positive that I heard a coyote killing a rather large rodent near my heavily fruited grape vine. Wow. Talk about the cycle of life.

  • Joseph in Admiral October 9, 2013 (4:00 pm)

    Just wanted to let you know, also, that on Sunday evening around 8:00 – 8:30 PM, I was walking in front of the James Apartments in the 2100 block of California Ave SW. There is an alley next to the building – and 3 fairly large racoons ran out of the alley and across the street to the condos on the other side. I was rather taken aback by seeing 3 of them bolt out of the alleyway – and think people should be informed of this sighting for safety purposes.

  • Jeff platt October 10, 2013 (11:56 am)

    They ate a goat down my street a few houses away lol
    Carcass stunk for weeks
    Yotes are alive n well in highland park

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