Jack Block Park coyote followup: Animal-control officer rescued it

Quick followup on the coyote marooned atop a concrete post at Jack Block Park last Saturday (as reported by Chris, who sent us photos including the one above): Seattle Animal Shelter director Don Jordan confirmed this morning that it’s the same coyote brought to Schmitz Park that day by an animal-control officer. He tells WSB, “The Officer felt that it was stuck on the pier and needed some assistance, so he captured it and felt that Schmitz Park was the best option in the area for release. This is the first time that we have done this.” Jordan adds, “We are happy to field all animal related calls so we can assess the situation and take appropriate action.”

9 Replies to "Jack Block Park coyote followup: Animal-control officer rescued it"

  • old timer January 20, 2009 (9:32 am)

    How did he do that?
    Coax with food, dart gun?
    There’s a story for us.

  • What The January 20, 2009 (9:32 am)

    He brought Buffy along… :)

  • mike0323 January 20, 2009 (9:49 am)

    lol my news reader clipped the title so it said “animal control officer rescued” Now that was a story I had to read.

  • La January 20, 2009 (10:08 am)

    That’s good news, and I’m glad the coyote was moved to safer stomping grounds.

    I am confused, though: recently I reported a dead raccoon on the lower (swing) bridge, and the person at Animal Control told me that they “never” deal with wildlife of any kind. She told me Animal Control would only pick up the bodies of dead domestic animals such as cats or dogs. If anyone knows more, I’d surely appreciate hearing about it. Thanks

  • Chris Weinmann January 20, 2009 (12:00 pm)

    Yeah, I went back the next day and checked out access routes more closely. There was no way that coyote was getting out of that spot by himself. It is really difficult to imagine how he got there in the first place. For those wondering, he was on the other side of the fence on the Northwest corner of the 2nd tier of the main lookout. He had to walk along 10-20 feet of a bush-filled 8 inch wide ledge to get there. And that’s saying nothing of how he navigated the beach or trails all the way out to the far east end of the park.

  • Teri Ensley January 20, 2009 (1:36 pm)

    Thanks to Seattle Animal Shelter for helping this coyote out.

  • What The January 20, 2009 (9:20 pm)

    It’s a “DOG” by nature folks…that’s how he got there!

    I can already feel the garbage being thrown at me in cyberspace….it’s a joke people!


  • Betty January 21, 2009 (3:26 am)

    I agree with old timer, there is a story I want to hear about. Coaxing a full grown coyote. More details please.

  • WSB January 21, 2009 (9:41 am)

    I am working on that.

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