West Seattle wildlife: Coyote on the corner

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Thanks to Kevin for e-mailing (editor@westseattleblog.com) that photo of a coyote spotted near 50th SW and SW Walker [map], around 10 am today. Not far from greenbelts, but over the nine years we’ve been publishing sighting reports (all from WSB readers except this one), we’ve had many relatively far from greenbelts, too. We publish them as an informational reminder that they’re out there, and you should read up on experts’ advice for coexistence – making sure they have no reason to hang around too close or for too long. The best advice is here.

5 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Coyote on the corner"

  • Yay_for_Cat-Eating_Coyotes October 16, 2016 (8:08 pm)

    As long as people keep believing it’s ok to keep their cats outside, there will be fat & happy coyotes around our WS neighborhoods!

    • WSB October 16, 2016 (8:14 pm)

      Yes, the authorities advise keeping ALL food sources away – from unsecured trash to unaccompanied pets. But studies of their scat have shown that they eat more rodents than domestic pets, fwiw.

  • waikikigirl October 17, 2016 (9:19 am)

    Yes there may be studies but there sure were a lot of missing cat posters up in our neighborhood (above Seola Beach greenbelt) a couple of years back so I’m just assuming most of the outdoor kitties were just supplements to the coyotes rodent diet…  :>( 

  • bill bob October 17, 2016 (12:15 pm)

    This one is up to no good, hanging out on the corner. I got watchya need, man!

  • John October 17, 2016 (3:05 pm)

    That is one fat and happy Coyote….  I’ve never seen one that big.

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