Two coyote reports to share tonight – one sent this afternoon by an Arbor Heights resident who says her neighbors don’t believe they come out in the daytime. Check the WSB archive of coyote sightings, some with photos – they do! And/or, click ahead to read today’s report (and another one that had been in queue):
First, today’s report, from Karen:
Sunday, 2 pm – I just saw a young coyote in my backyard trying to lure my curious cat off my back deck. My home butts against the Fauntleroy Park greenbelt. I’m on 98th Ave SW between 37th & 39th in Arbor Heights.
I believe I lost my other cat back in February at around noon to a coyote. I have continuous debates with neighbors that claim coyotes only come out at night & yet I have only seen them during the day.
The coyote didn’t even run away when I came out. I have been in & out all day while she was out there & I felt she was safe since she stays on the elevated deck. She’s not. Obviously I’m at higher risk against the greenbelt but coyotes roam anywhere in this neighborhood.
And sorry to have delayed sharing this one, sent by Amy on April 4th:
I live on 37th & Juneau.
Around 7:45 pm Thursday night, I looked out into our back yard and a very large coyote, one of the largest I’ve seen in my time living in W.S, bounded through our backyard. Nice full coat. We have a lot of pets on our block and when I was heading to the gym shortly after that, saw a neighbor walking his dog and stopped to warn him. We both agreed it had been a couple of years since we’ve seen one in our area.
We share coyote reports in the interest of being educational, as we still hear from and about people who don’t realize coyotes live in the city. It’s in their interests and ours that we keep a wary distance apart, and this info from the state explains how (including why it’s important to try to scare them away if you see one).
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