Coyote sighting: 35th/Roxbury

Jessica e-mailed this late last night (map):

@ 2210, coyote sighting on 35th Ave SW and Roxbury. Looked to be about 55-60 lbs (just slightly bigger than my husky-mix) and light brown. Ran to the alley in the direction of Fautleroy Park through our neighbor’s yard. Oddly enough was just talking about never seeing a coyote in W. Seattle just minutes before at West 5!

If this keeps up, the coyote sightings will get their own map. The other half of the team suggests tthe icons should be anvils.

14 Replies to "Coyote sighting: 35th/Roxbury"

  • Bobo January 25, 2008 (7:49 am)

    Why don’t you just put up a wild animal/Coyote sighting sticky thread already.

  • Kim Nance January 25, 2008 (7:58 am)

    I live on 37th and Roxbury and back up to the park. There is a Coyote family that lives there. We hear them howling and yipping almost nightly. They mostly start up when they hear the sirens from the Fire or Police vehicles. They have been seen 2 & 3 at a time on 37th between Cambridge and Roxbury in the early mornings. Needless to say, our neighborhood has a few cats missing.

  • hopey January 25, 2008 (10:14 am)

    YES!!!! on the anvil icon idea! :D

  • Lori Kothe January 25, 2008 (10:36 am)

    We live in the 5600 block of 49th Avenue SW and have seen a pair of coyotes come up onto our back deck a few times in the past 2 weeks around 10am-noon. Our backyard is adjacent to a large area of undeveloped land. Now we’re thinking we need to install a fence (we have a small child and cats). Any idea on how tall of a fence we’d need to deter the coyotes?

  • Jiggers January 25, 2008 (10:56 am)

    You folks get all too excited about seeing a wild animal hanging around. I saw a Racoon the other night. Its real sad that those animals come down to our neck of the woods because a)Their land is being torn away by humans..b) Its easier to find food in the city. Humans don’t solve any problems but create more of them. What’s a wild bear supposed to do after it wakes up from its long winter sleep when it needs to find food because its hungry, it looks for the easiest way to fill its tummy which is to meddle down into people garbage who happens to be building homes on its stomping grounds, then when they say if the same bear is seen more than twice, they want to shoot it because its a threat to humans and its pets. Coyotes have been reprogrammed to live in the city now because food is easier to find. Coyotes, like Bears, have come way down from the mountains and roamed the banks of Elliott Bay for hundreds of years before humans stepped foot their. Wild animals like Coyotes, have trained their off springs for generations to know were the food source is so some still today are using those routes, and then again, some have adapted to live in the city now.

  • Ken January 25, 2008 (12:00 pm)

    Speaking of trained wildlife…
    The crows and seagulls started gathering in Highpoint on Wednesday night and stay until Friday. Trash pickup on SHA property is Thursday and for the surrounding neighborhood, is on Friday. By Friday afternoon they have both moved on to another neighborhood.

    Crows are smart. I have seen two lift the lid off an overstuffed trashcan by cooperating.

  • WSB January 25, 2008 (1:30 pm)

    Crows are absolutely brilliant. And they choose homes and stay close by. We have proof of this because an unusually colored crow lives in our neighborhood and has been here, sometimes with an apparent mate (more conventional-looking), for more than a year.

  • Jerald January 25, 2008 (1:36 pm)

    I’ve seen a brown crow at California & Thistle for 3 years now, as I drive through the neighborhood. Most interesting.

  • Jerald January 25, 2008 (1:40 pm)

    I am “excited” to keep hearing these reports of coyotes nearby — not because I don’t understand why they’re here or wish to have them go away. I just don’t want my 10-pound dog eaten in my back yard during broad daylight! And if I had tiny children I would be very concerned. I, too, am wondering how much higher my fence needs to be.

  • CM January 25, 2008 (2:28 pm)

    Coyote fences need to be at least 6 feet high, preferably with the top foot or so angled out like a prison fence. To really be effective, you also need to bury at least 18 inches of fencing below the regular fence to keep them from digging under.

    Not such a viable solution for most people, unfortunately

  • Jiggers January 25, 2008 (3:00 pm)

    I was playing golf over the summer at West Seattle one morining, and I brought a a small bag of croissants and bagles for breakfast for the rest of the gang. We loaded up our cart, went to practice put put until our tee time, but none of us was paying any attention to the cart, about five crowes were ripping up my tight seal bag and flew off with the goodies. I was pissed but we all laughed about it later on those suckas. Crowes love meat and chicken more than anything. They love raw or cooked so it doesn’t matter. They digest anything. If you leave it out, bye bye…

  • JunctionMonkey January 25, 2008 (3:50 pm)

    Would that anvil be an Acme branded one? Inquiring minds, etc….

  • mj January 25, 2008 (4:55 pm)

    Coyotes lap at our neighbor’s pond nightly during the summer. Howl once a week. It’s back to nature in my neighborhood. And keep your cats inside at night. Those missing cat posters look more like menus for coyotes.

  • Jerald January 26, 2008 (12:23 am)

    Speaking of crows, those open-topped garbage cans attached to bus-stop signs are like a smorgasborg for the birds. Clever soul who thought that was a good design.

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