Co-existing with coyotes (etc.): Citywide meeting set

smallercoyote.jpgYou may recall, the city ended the furor over the Discovery Park coyote’s fate the other day by promising a meeting to educate people on co-existing with coyotes (and other urban wildlife). They moved quickly to set a date, time, and place, and even though it’s not in West Seattle, we thought you’d be interested (we plan to cover it, given how much wildlife we’re blessed with in WS, and the questions everyone seems to have so frequently about the appropriate way to deal with it):

Living with Wildlife: Open House – Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In light of the recent developments at Discovery Park regarding coyote encounters with humans, several state and local agencies have joined together to bring you helpful information designed to reduce conflicts with urban wildlife.

Partners at the Open House include:
· Seattle Parks and Recreation
· Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
· Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
· Woodland Park Zoo
· Seattle Animal Shelter

These agencies will be able to:
v answer questions about coyotes, including addressing your concerns
v discuss how to peacefully co-exist with many types of urban wildlife
v instruct you on how to humanely provide care for feral cats
v show you how to make your back yard a wildlife friendly environment
v and much more

Light snacks will be provided. Please join us!

Catharine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave. W

That’s in Magnolia; here’s a map.

2 Replies to "Co-existing with coyotes (etc.): Citywide meeting set"

  • CO Transplant February 2, 2008 (7:47 pm)

    Coyotes are a simple fact of life where I am from. Is their presence new to this area?

    Might this town be over reacting?

  • Jerald February 2, 2008 (10:33 pm)

    I’ve lived here for nearly 50 years and haven’t heard of a coyote in town until recently (the last year or two). About 20 years ago, I’d guess, we started hearing of foxes in the city. That’s about when the opossums arrived too.

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