West Seattle coyotes: Backyard sighting in Seola area

The photo and report are from Sid:

I was having coffee this morning and saw a coyote stroll across my backyard. We live close to Seola Park. It walked around the side of the house and when I opened the door, it ran away into Marine View Drive.

We have long published coyote-sighting reports to help with education and awareness. The most important thing you can do if you see one is actively scare it away – “hazing” is how experts describe it – wave your arms, throw rocks, etc. They live among us but coexistence depends on them keeping their distance. See the state’s “Living With Wildlife” page on coyotes for more info. (Archived WSB coverage is here.)

6 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Backyard sighting in Seola area"

  • TBone October 17, 2015 (5:43 pm)

    I saw one today, also, driving down Seola beach drive. 2pm, just wandering across the street…

  • Btown viking October 17, 2015 (8:00 pm)

    Wow that’s cool. Don’t see many coyotes over here.

  • mrsMarty October 17, 2015 (9:53 pm)

    WOW he/she looks pretty healthy not skinny looking at all… people keep your cats inside and dogs close to you when out walking them.

  • unknown October 17, 2015 (9:55 pm)

    Read the lost and found section…makes you wonder :(

  • Marianne October 18, 2015 (2:22 pm)

    Beautiful animal.

  • Elly October 19, 2015 (8:21 am)

    Awesome! Love coyotes. Smart coexistence is the only way.

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