West Seattle coyotes: Two latest sightings

2 quick notes for those keeping tabs: Early Saturday morning, from Sonia via Facebook, a coyote was spotted running south in the 6500 block of 42nd SW (behind West Seattle Thriftway in Morgan Junction); midmorning on Thursday, Marsha reported a coyote at 36th and Dawson (map). We publish these not as a warning, but as a reminder, if you think “Nah, not MY neighborhood” – they’re everywhere, and here’s how to coexist with them.

16 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Two latest sightings"

  • homedk June 20, 2010 (5:08 pm)

    @Marsha: 36th & Dawson is really close to where I live… so it would be great if you could provide any additional details about this sighting & I’ll get them out to the neighborhood. I’m one of the B/W captains for the ‘hood. Also, if you live nearby & want to get in touch or be added to our B/W, you can email hansenviewblockwatch at comcast.net & I’ll add you.

  • Kami June 20, 2010 (5:41 pm)

    Friday night at about 2:00 am my dog was barking so I jumped out of bed to see why and there was a coyote in my neighbors yard then I saw a young coyote running down the street. Shortly after the young coyote ran back and then they both took off. I live on 110th and Marine view dr. This is the second time I have seen a coyote in our neighborhood.

  • Sarah June 20, 2010 (6:00 pm)

    Hi. It was several weeks ago, but I saw two coyotes chasing each other at 1 in the morning at the bottom of the Highland Park Way SW hill, where it intersects with W. Marginal Way SW. It was amazing! I’ve never seen two together at once. It looked as though they were playing together. The first one ran out in front of my car. Then it slowed and looked behind it. I couldn’t understand why until I saw the second gaining speed as it chased the other into the bushes! I wonder where they sleep?

  • uglybrowncrow June 20, 2010 (6:56 pm)

    I guess there are more coyotes running around than racoons.

  • Amanda June 20, 2010 (7:12 pm)

    The coyote by us has had pups. Oh boy.

  • WestSide45 June 20, 2010 (9:18 pm)

    At a West Seattle Park last week I saw an adult coyote with six pups. One of the pups was rather runt-looking and was considerably slower than its siblings, so it may not survive.

  • Kristina June 21, 2010 (8:54 am)

    A couple of weeks ago my neighbors had a coyote in their yard (45th and Brandon). We are making certain to lock the dog door at night with our cat and dog safely tucked inside – I know that such a gesture doesn’t guarantee safety but given that coyotes are primarily nocturnal I have to hope that it helps.

  • Lynne June 21, 2010 (8:57 am)

    Thanks for mentioning your location, Kami. We are two blocks away and as WSB said I never thought they were in our neighborhood!

  • Wednesday June 21, 2010 (9:36 am)

    A coyote was spotted running down our alley in the early morning hours near 45th/Brandon about a week ago. I highly doubt this was the first time one was in our neighborhood, but maybe just the first time that one was seen. More Raccoons than Coyotes.. I don’t think so. I heard a story once that someone who regularly fed raccoons had 18 on their deck once.

  • Amanda June 21, 2010 (1:20 pm)

    Last I saw one was in the street on 43rd Ave SW and SW Dakota by Holy Rosary around 7am. However this was a few months ago

  • Marge June 21, 2010 (3:41 pm)

    it breaks my heart to see homemade placards searching for lost kitties on 35th Ave SW,or SW Barton St. I don’t know how many times I have seen coyotes in those areas. If you love your kitties, keep them in the house!

  • uglybrowncrow June 21, 2010 (4:30 pm)

    People never learn Marge..

  • luckymom30 June 21, 2010 (4:48 pm)

    What do you expect, coyotes live here, so do all of us. Learn to deal with it and keep your amimals inside. It is a no-brainer people!

  • Derek Andrews June 22, 2010 (3:15 pm)

    @WestSide45 First-year survival rates for pups is quite low, whether runt or healthy pup. Much depends on food supply and whether there are beta pack members to help look after pups. Typically only 66% survive, but I have seen figures as low as 20%.

  • Kelly June 22, 2010 (10:14 pm)

    Just saw a coyote at 28th and Othello!

  • Laura June 24, 2010 (10:54 pm)

    Just wanted to update- I saw one today at 42nd and Barton. It crossed the street at about noon like it was just another animal! crazy

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