West Seattle wildlife: Coyote by the park

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Second coyote photo of the week – thanks again! Just keeping track of our urban wildlife. This photo was texted this morning from the Fairmount Park/Playfield area, Fauntleroy Way and SW Dawson [map]. As always, heres the gold-standard advice from the state Fish and Wildlife Department – including what to do if you see one nearby – do your best to scare it away – coexistence for us, them, and the rest of the urban ecosystem depends on them wanting to keep their distance.

3 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Coyote by the park"

  • Beto October 18, 2016 (9:33 pm)

    We live in Arbor Heights on 40th Ave SW  between SW 102nd St and SW  104th St and yesterday morning we saw a coyote in your backyard around 11 am.  Coincidentally our neighbor’s cat has been missing since yesterday and we think the coyote might have caught it.  I’ve never a coyote before in our backyard and we think they are becoming less afraid of people.  So those with pets and even small dogs be careful and watchful.

  • Double Dub Resident October 19, 2016 (5:49 am)

    I see coyotes all the time where I work and have to scare them off. I usually just run towards them doing my best “bear roar” impersonation and they take off running. For the most part, coyotes don’t want anything to do with people.

  • Peggy Cummings October 19, 2016 (8:45 am)

    Had a coyote on my back deck  on the  16th,  at night. Live  near Fauntleroy Park uphill from Endoline . Looked healthy  but suffering from Early mange.

    peggy

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