West Seattle coyotes: They’re out in the spring-like sunshine, too

Three daytime coyote sightings have been reported in the past day and a half, starting with the one texted with that photo along SW Rose in Gatewood. Then this afternoon, in the span of half an hour, Vanessa e-mailed word of one in an alley between 36th and 37th and Findlay – “thin, scared-looking,” she said – followed by Christine‘s note, saying, “Just wanted to let you know that there have been two coyote sightings in our neighborhood (38th and Morgan) on Saturday, Feb. 14th and today, Monday, Feb. 16th. Both sightings occurred around 1:30 pm.” It’s mating season for coyotes, and experts say that tends to increase their daytime activity. Find out more about coyote behavior – and how to help ensure they and we keep our distance from each other – via this state Department of Fish and Wildlife webpage; if you don’t have time to read through it, short version – if one gets too close, scare it away. And don’t leave food out.

5 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: They're out in the spring-like sunshine, too"

  • clarence February 16, 2015 (10:35 pm)

    I’m glad that they are still surviving.

  • jacksparra February 17, 2015 (5:30 am)

    One vote against.

  • newnative February 17, 2015 (10:13 am)

    “but I feel so gay in a melancholy way, it might as well be spring, oh it might as well be spring!”

  • AN February 17, 2015 (10:31 am)

    My little compost bin has been scavaged by something,a coyote?

  • ChefJoe February 17, 2015 (3:08 pm)

    AN, the raccoons are de-hibernated and busy in my neighborhood.

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