UPDATE: West Seattle coyote sightings in Admiral neighborhoods

(Added: Coyote photographed by Heidi near 37th/Hinds on Saturday)

4:25 PM: In recent days, we’ve published reports of coyote sightings in the greater Admiral area. Two more today, and they mention a coyote attacking a cat and possibly a chicken. One report is from 42nd/Bradford/Charlestown area, another from 44th and Spokane, no pictures with either so we don’t know if it’s the same one. One chicken is missing, possibly fleeing from the coyote – we’ll add the chicken’s photo shortly, as well as a photo of a coyote seen in the 37th/Hinds area on Saturday.

4:39 PM: Before we could even add the photo of “Big Mama” the chicken, we got another text saying she’s back and all the chickens are OK after all. Our coyote-sighting reports are archived here, newest-to-oldest.)

6:36 PM: A neighbor texted to say the coyote’s still in the area and headed toward California SW on Spokane at last report. If you still haven’t read this despite all the times we’ve linked it – scroll to the “Coyotes Too Close For Comfort?” advice. Trying to scare it away remains the best thing you can do for it as well as for potential prey in the area.

16 Replies to "UPDATE: West Seattle coyote sightings in Admiral neighborhoods"

  • WSPK January 4, 2016 (5:15 pm)

    There have been several WSB Coyote postings lately showing an animal with that unusually thin tail. Same individual, I would think. If I had more time, it would be interesting to track these threads and see how much it gets around.

  • JanS January 4, 2016 (6:20 pm)

    sorry to say this, but perhaps the missing chicken was lunch :-\

  • WSB January 4, 2016 (6:22 pm)

    I did update – no missing chickens after all.

  • Phil January 4, 2016 (7:06 pm)

    They ve been around for years

    • WSB January 5, 2016 (9:21 am)

      @Phil – Yes, they have. And yet we continue to hear from people who aren’t aware of that, and/or who think they only come out at night, and/or have some other misconception(s), so sightings reports continue to be educational, at the very least. – TR

  • Adam January 4, 2016 (7:41 pm)

    My wife and I saw the coyote at 42nd and Spokane around 6:45. Sadly it had what appeared to be a black and orange/brown cat in its mouth — not 100% on the cat part but definitely an animal.

  • Wsea98116 January 5, 2016 (7:23 am)

    People stealing your packages, burglarizing your house and car, shootings, developers stealing our parking, and small town character, and this mangey coyote- cruising the hood for all the kitties he can grab..

  • mrsMarty January 5, 2016 (7:57 am)

    This makes me so sad to hear that the coyote once again got someones pet…I know it is hard to keep cats inside but it can be done I have 2 of my own and they NEVER go outside and they are perfectly spoiled and happy staying inside.
    It is also safe for the birds that there are 2 less kitties doing what come natural to them.

  • so-crates January 5, 2016 (8:34 am)

    I had so many cats eaten by coyotes, when I lived in SoCal. Because of that, I named my last cat “Bait”. I loved them, but cats love the outside and I could not keep them locked up.

  • Jackie January 5, 2016 (8:39 am)

    I saw one the other day running on Brandon towards 35th, I turned onto Brandon and almost hit it. It ran across 35th and continued down Brandon. Ugly animal!

  • Zach January 5, 2016 (4:14 pm)

    I have a video of the coyote i followed it around my house on 44th and Charlestown last week. Someone hunt this thing already.

  • Diane January 5, 2016 (6:25 pm)

    why would anyone call this an “ugly animal”?

  • Wsea98116 January 5, 2016 (11:00 pm)

    Diane- did you see the picture? This is an ugly animal. It’s not as ugly as, say, a pug… Or a shih tzu! But, for a coyote, it’s pretty ugly.

  • Diane January 6, 2016 (1:57 pm)

    yes, of course I see the picture; in my opinion, it is far more “ugly” to call anyone or any being “ugly”; in fact, I think this coyote looks quite beautiful

  • Wsea98116 January 6, 2016 (11:03 pm)

    I wonder how beautiful you’d think this coyote was if you heard a commotion on your porch, and looked out to see him trotting down your steps, and across your yard with your family’s best friend- your screaming cat or dog- clutched in his coyote mouth? Quite beautiful? You do understand why he’s jogging through these dense residential Admiral streets, and down to Alki, right? (He’s not part of the get fit west Seattle program…!) He comes and steals the fat, cuddly good boys- right out of their yards! Easy cheesy lemon squeezy! It’s not random. (He didn’t just flip out like an off leash pit bull.). No! He comes here regularly, and successfully- just to kill your kitties..

  • mrsMarty January 7, 2016 (8:03 am)

    “Ugly”??? no he/she is not ugly (kind of homely right now because of the mange he/she has) but yes I guess you could use the word “ugly” because he/she is coming to kill our pets. But what he/she is doing is just a part of their “nature” to do (nourishment) so that is why it is our responsibility to keep our pets inside and when they need to go outside (dogs) they go out with “you” their owner for the extra protection.

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