West Seattle coyotes: Gatewood sighting

From Ina:

Just wanted to alert people that we just saw a coyote walking down our street on 37th between Willow and Myrtle. [map] It’s a busy walking area but fortunately no one was out at that specific moment. It was walking southward and into someone’s driveway towards the greenbelt area.

If you see a coyote, best thing to do, for your sake and the animal’s sake, is to do your best to frighten it away. Authorities advise yelling, waving your arms, even throwing rocks. They live among us (and vice versa); you can read the state Department of Fish and Wildlife‘s “Living with Coyotes” advice here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Gatewood sighting"

  • vlado December 5, 2016 (8:19 am)

    This isn’t a very good photo, but we had this male coyote sunning himself in our garden on Orchard St. in the 4100 block in the early afternoon on Sunday.  He has a serious case of mange, all of the fur is missing on his hind quarters and tail.  He spent most of the time scratching and biting the affected areas, obviously in great discomfort.

  • vlado December 5, 2016 (8:21 am)

  • vlado December 5, 2016 (8:50 am)

    Let me try one more time to post the photo on my pc, my iPhone didn’t work.

    • WSB December 5, 2016 (8:55 am)

      Thank you! That worked.

  • ClayJustSayin December 5, 2016 (1:11 pm)

    Hey. Where can a coyote get a little privacy?

  • waikikigirl December 5, 2016 (6:20 pm)

    I feel so bad for these coyotes that have mange…especially now that it’s cold out, how can their fur thicken for the cold when they have mange?

    And nows even a better time to keep your pets inside (freezing) besides just being safe from the coyotes, cars…

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