West Seattle coyotes: Seen on an Alki hillside


Thanks to Steven for sharing that photo, taken around 2:30 pm from a condo window in the 1200 block of Alki Avenue SW, looking at the hillside behind the building.

Not necessarily applicable when you’re viewing from inside your home, but remember that the best thing to do if and when you see one is to try to scare it away, for its sake as well as yours. Read more in the State Fish and Wildlife Department’s “Living with Coyotes” guide.

Where else have West Seattleites seen coyotes? Almost everywhere. Check our archive here.

5 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Seen on an Alki hillside"

  • Molly February 11, 2016 (6:13 pm)

    I’m pretty sure I heard coyotes yipping up a storm this morning about 8:45-9:00 a.m., in the ravine between 21st and 18th just west of SSCC. Either that or someone’s dogs around there are sounding especially wild! :)

  • mrsMarty February 11, 2016 (7:13 pm)

    This one looks a lot healthier than the other one from a few months ago that you all reported on. And Please to all pet owners…protect your pets, don’t leave them unattended outside at anytime of the day as you see by the time this picture was taken (2:30pm) coyotes don’t hunt just at night time.

  • melissa February 12, 2016 (9:56 am)

    Yay! A healthy one like that is almost certainly keeping down the rat, mouse, and raccoon population.

  • waikiki February 12, 2016 (11:18 am)

    I know most people don’t like these “guys” but this one sure is a beautiful creature!

  • Lonnie February 13, 2016 (12:48 am)

    On Friday  the 12th at approximately 8:40 am while traveling eastbound on SW Morgan Street towards 35th at about 39th SW I had one come out of the alley  on the south side into Morgan looking confused and stop traffic on Morgan until he finally turned around and rebounded back into the alley.  Quite a surprising sight.

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