Two coyote sightings to share – one somewhat pastoral, one less so. First, from Andrea, out of the WSB inbox this morning:
At 7:40 am I spotted a coyote briefly in our neighborhood. The coyote appeared between two houses just across the street from us and surveyed the scene for about 30-45 seconds before turning around and returning to his/her original spot. We’re near 17th Ave SW & SW Myrtle in the Puget Ridge/Delridge area. It made breakfast much more interesting!
Ahead – Kurt shared the story of a coyote that was having its own breakfast (maybe lunch? dinner?) last week – a bit graphic so it’s after the jump:
A little untimely but last Tuesday we saw a Coyote in our neighbor’s yard. Both our houses border Longfellow Creek in the back yard, and we are only 3-4 houses down from the Brandon/26th Ave intersection.
The Coyote was eating a cat. My neighbor confirmed he found the skull and spine; my wife tried to get pics of the animal, as he left my neighbor’s yard and walked north right on 26th ave with the remainder of the cat in his mouth.
Just another warning that these guys are out there and hungry, I’ve seen a lot of missing cat posters in our neighborhood lately, and it’s especially concerning with our little kids running around in the back yard.
For context – we have had no coyote-attack-on-human reports in West Seattle in the time we’ve been either covering neighborhood news or covering regional news (which goes back to 1991, when we moved here). Your best chance of keeping that way is to learn about coexistence advice – including how to make sure coyotes maintain a healthy wariness of humans; here’s one of our favorite links along those lines.