Another West Seattle coyote caught on cam



Haven’t had any coyote pictures in a couple weeks – till these pix taken by Pam at Fauntleroy/Mills (map). She writes:

On our way to work this morning, we saw a coyote roaming on Fauntleroy at the bottom of SW Mills St. I called Animal Control, thinking they might take some action – but they were totally unconcerned and said that coyotes are all over the place in Seattle. (Ironically, we had just seen a news story this morning about a coyote who had dragged a two-year-old around by her head…)

A neighbor said she’s seen coyotes in Lincoln Park on occasion – but it was still really interesting to see one roaming in people’s bushes in our neighborhood. Watch out for your kitties and little pups!

As previously noted, the official government position is to promote coexistence, including avoiding behavior that will encourage coyotes to get too close to people for their good or ours; some tips are in this article we wrote in February. (The news story Pam mentions, by the way, is this one from the mountains east of L.A.)

5 Replies to "Another West Seattle coyote caught on cam"

  • Shibaguyz May 9, 2008 (10:39 pm)

    Thank you for clarifying that the “coyote who had dragged a two-year-old around by her head” story was NOT from this area. Also, as someone who has lived around both coyotes and wolves most of my life, this is NOT a common thing.

    The last thing we need is a bunch of people running around shooting coyotes or trapping them.

    Two things: First, if you have cats, keep them indoors where they belong. Second, coyotes will run from a domestic dog before they will fight it unless they are cornered. If you are concerned about actual puppies… again, those should be indoors or under your supervision while outside.

    Co-exist yes, they were here first. Let them do their part to keep the wildlife in balance.

  • changing times May 9, 2008 (10:44 pm)

    i second that shibaguyz!

  • rjb May 9, 2008 (11:48 pm)

    I third it.

  • John Mag May 10, 2008 (11:42 am)

    I fourth it!

  • staghounds May 12, 2008 (2:48 am)

    A cat, puppy, or baby are just tasty snacks to a hungry coyote, especially a mother looking for a take home meal for the children.

    Don’t leave coyote food out if you don’t want them to eat it!

    It amazes me how people are totally ignorant of these animals all around them. Last year Chicago animal control caught more coyotes than our hunt did. They are even in downtown Boston and New York City!

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