West Seattle coyotes: Just spotted, in the street

Just in via text (206-293-6302, 24/7), our first coyote report of the fall:

Just spotted a large coyote in the street on SW Thistle, near the alley between 24th & 25th Ave. I slowed down thinking it was a stray dog, then watched it go into the walkways in between the apt buildings there. Just want to spread the word since it’s in a highly populated area.

As also noted in our exchange with the texter, that’s across the street from the stretch of Longfellow Creek that runs east of the Chief Sealth International High School/Denny International Middle School campus. But coyotes can turn up anywhere, whether a greenbelt is nearby or not – just browse our eight-plus-year archive of sighting reports for ample evidence of that. When you see one, do your best to scare it away – more for its good than yours – as explained here.

3 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Just spotted, in the street"

  • Courtney October 1, 2015 (2:25 am)

    I think I saw a coyote as well, Tues evening near top of Thistle stairs (not sure what street that is). I didn’t realize to report it. He scurried off into bushes when he heard me.

  • Carole L October 1, 2015 (9:15 am)

    Please do not make this a Death Sentence for them. Keep your children & small animals close. Do not leave food outside. Keep them afraid of Humans. Enjoy !!

  • jetcitydude October 1, 2015 (9:21 am)

    Coyotes are gorgeous animals.Let them be.

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