West Seattle coyotes: 1 on The Bridge, 1 by the water tower

Two coyote sightings to share – first one was a close call late Monday night toward the Fauntleroy end of The Bridge, and Kerry thought you should know:

We just almost hit a coyote as we were coming home from downtown at the top of the West Seattle bridge. He was trying to cross west to east but was flummoxed by traffic and the divider. This was right by the people statues. [Walking On Logs] Poor little guy ran back to where he came from. Neighbors in that area should be aware.

Earlier, Crista saw one in the Myrtle Reservoir vicinity:

There was a coyote in our yard early this morning. We are on 36th and Willow [map] close to the water towers and new park.

Previous coyote reports – some with photos – are archived here; here’s the “coexisting with coyotes” information that everyone should read at least once.

ADDED 12:44 PM TUESDAY: For the coyote record, got one more note, this one from Tim:

I saw two coyotes this morning on my way to catch the bus. They were running down SW Lander Street by 38th Ave SW. It was about 6 am and they were running fast!

10 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: 1 on The Bridge, 1 by the water tower"

  • Mickolob October 19, 2010 (6:37 am)

    I also saw one a few weeks ago on Brandon Ave by the back entrance of Camp Long/West Seattle Golf Course

  • wolfbain October 19, 2010 (1:25 pm)

    I don`t think coexisting with coyotes is a good idea. THEY HUNT MEAT day and night. A women was out on a daytime suburban walk in Canada last year when she was attact, killed and partly eaten by a coyote.Avoid these dogs at all costs.

  • JH October 19, 2010 (2:33 pm)

    Wolfbain-Google “coyotes attacks in the U.S.” They are extremely rare. I coexist with the coyotes living in my backyard. I think anyone who sees one in WS is lucky. They hunt cat meat (and small dogs) and other rodents, not humans! Quit scaring people with outlandish remarks.

  • SW October 19, 2010 (5:04 pm)

    I’ve also seen a few by California and myrtle.

    ps Its us THEY have to get used to.

  • Mary T October 19, 2010 (9:44 pm)

    I don’t like seeing rats but I do see them in West Seattle. What we do is make our yard less appealing to them: clean up dog waste, don’t leave food outside for our pets, trim back landscaping. Coyotes? Never seen one, but it’s the same in theory: do what you can to make your place and pets less appealing. We never let our cats outside when we had them. And we installed a six-foot fence around our yard. I’m totally fine with them living here. I’m more worried about the PEOPLE I might encounter at dusk.

  • wolfbain October 20, 2010 (10:35 am)

    JH, i didn`t post my comment to be outlandish or to scare folks so please save your insults for your friends and family, I,m neither! I simply posted a fact. And your right, As always! However, I did say the attack on a human was in Canada so get your facts straight.You also stated coyote attacks on humans are rare and then went on to say coyotes ONLY hunt small animals.So which is it? Or do you just like contradicting yourself. Coyotes live in your backyard? Do you feed them? Are you mental? If you do feed them I would suggest you stop doing that.

  • JH October 20, 2010 (11:24 am)

    Whatever wolfbain! We live in the US, not Canada. If you check your facts and realize how many attacks have occurred in OUR country, then you’d know what you’re talking about. To say “avoid these dogs at all costs” (PS they’re not dogs, they’re coyotes) is crazy. They avoid us. I doubt people in WS are going around petting them on their cute little coyote heads. Coyotes only hunt small animals-they’re not out hunting humans. Yes, someone was killed by one, but I really doubt they were out “hunting” hikers. Why would I feed them? That’s insane. And yes, they’re always in my backyard but there’s a good explanation of that. I don’t dare tell you where I live. Anyway, you’re not supposed to feed them. Google that too! There are enough rodents and cats around for them to eat. Are you mental? Just saying. And spellcheck should be your BFF. :-)

  • wolfbain October 20, 2010 (3:41 pm)

    JH, you seem to have a gift when it comes to insulting people you disagree with.congradulations. oh,by the way, please let me know what i spell wrong. and ya see how dumb i am? stupid me thinx a coyote is a dog. next time u disagree with someone, show a little intelligence or class (if thats possible) and give a response that doesn`t include your gifted insults.you say you care about coyotes? then do your part to make them afraid of people instead of bragging about how they live in your yard.

  • LMJ October 20, 2010 (4:58 pm)

    Note from 7th and Kenyon – Our neighbor just told us of seeing a coyote in her back yard – which is next to ours. Our cat of 15 years is missing and another neighbors’ 2 cats are missing. It is NOT alright for cats to be considered food for coyotes. We don’t put food out and our yard is fenced front and back. That doesn’t mean it stops them. Why can’t they trap the coyotes and take them out of the city if they can trap seals and take them to California.

  • Kelly Jayne October 26, 2010 (2:03 pm)

    I saw one at 3am in firefly park (by the all star fitness). I needed to grab something out of my trunk when I saw it. 6ft away across the street, just staring back. He wasn’t afraid. He didn’t flee. That just worried me. He looked really healthy.

    There has been cats disappearing from the area. I believe this is the reason why.

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