West Seattle coyotes: Two sightings, three animals

May 17, 2014 at 11:18 am | In Coyotes, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 4 Comments

From the WSB inbox, two coyote reports – first one sent this morning by Debbie:

Just saw a coyote heading east on 108th Street toward 35th [map] in Arbor Heights.

And this note from Russell is about a Wednesday morning double sighting:

Just wanted to warn our neighbors in Gatewood that my wife spotted two very healthy coyotes in the intersection of SW Monroe Street and 41st Avenue SW [map] at 3:45 am (Wednesday morning). After a few minutes they headed south on 41st.

Our standard footnote: We share coyote reports on occasion in the interest of being educational; believe it or not, we still hear from and about people who don’t realize coyotes live in the city, or think you’ll only see them next to greenbelts, or at night, or … It’s in the coyotes’ interests and ours that we keep a wary distance apart; this info from the state explains how (including this key advice: if you see one, try to scare it away).

4 Comments

  1. Thank you WSB for reminding people about coyotes in West Seattle. As I recall, there is more information within your site about past coyote sightings. I do wish people would get it as starting to see more signs re missing cats.

    Comment by Bree — 11:54 am May 17, 2014 #

  2. Bree, yes there is, and here it is! :-)

    http://westseattleblog.com/category/coyotes/

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 4:33 pm May 17, 2014 #

  3. I agree with Bree, I wish people “would get it” that there are coyotes and they are here no matter what we want.
    A year ago there were so many missing cat signs in our neighborhood (North Shorewood area) that it was so sad…

    Comment by payrollgirl — 6:27 pm May 17, 2014 #

  4. Indoor cats live the longest lives and are less at risk to more prominent (human) threats than coyotes. The benefits of keeping your cats indoors far outweighs those of letting it roam and hunt all day. We are so lucky to live in a time to get to respectfully share space with other natural predators, and should know by now how to control the introduced ones for the sake of our local environment, and for those migrating thru.

    Comment by indoorcatsplease — 7:03 pm May 17, 2014 #

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