West Seattle coyotes: The latest sighting reports

A couple to share this morning. Again, we don’t publish these reports (see our archive here, with some past photos, too) to promote hysteria, but rather to make sure you’re well aware that coyotes are among us (it’s pup season, too). First, from Karl:

This morning my wife chased a coyote away from the neighbor’s cat which was hiding in a fender well of a car. We live on 37th between Andover and Dakota [map]. I’m offering this to alert homeowners who let their cats (and dogs) outside and aren’t aware that we do have coyotes in northern West Seattle. This is the second time the coyote was seen in our neighborhood.

Further south, Scott C reported a double sighting last Wednesday:

… this morning at 2:45 AM I opened my front door and saw a couple of -large- Coyotes running down 36th Ave and turned down the hill on Othello [map]. They were both very quiet, and running very fast. Take appropriate measures given what I’ve seen. As they say, don’t leave food for animals outside. The two were large, which means well-fed.

Here’s the most valuable link we’ve ever seen on the topic: Coexisting With Coyotes.

5 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: The latest sighting reports"

  • Tony May 25, 2010 (9:50 am)

    Thanks for the informative link on coexisting w/ coyotes. I’ve been seeing and hearing coyotes in the green belt next to the steps leading down from Beveridge PL to 47th PL SW. Based on the information from the WDFW link it would appear that there is probably a den in this area and should be respected as such.

  • david May 25, 2010 (12:57 pm)

    I saw a coyote slowly running on the sidewalk in front of a house at 50th and Charlestown a few mornings ago – about 5:40 a.m. I suspect it was headed for Schmitz Park, the large wooded area just a couple blocks from that intersection.

  • HolyKow May 25, 2010 (1:00 pm)

    Great linked article, everyone in the west seattle area should read that.

    Very low chance of incidental contact, however, life is full of surprises.

    Be smart and ready.


  • Dan\\\'a May 25, 2010 (7:12 pm)

    There was one in our yard around 10am yesterday. We live above La Rustica.

  • TK May 30, 2010 (2:15 pm)

    I guess if you don’t want your cats eaten you have to put a cat-proof lean ins on your fence so your ca can’t leave your property.

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