West Seattle coyotes: Junction sighting

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We just happened to be at the West Seattle Farmers Market an hour or so ago when a text came in (206-293-6302, any time) with that photo of a coyote spotted nearby, by Hope Lutheran (42nd/41st/Oregon). No telling whether the coyote was trying to find its way to the market, church, or somewhere else, but yet another reminder that they live among us and they’re out in the daytime too. The best advice from the state’s excellent infoguide is to scare them away if you see them; our texter said a passing car had already done that.

5 Replies to "West Seattle coyotes: Junction sighting"

  • BrassyMomma May 15, 2016 (3:26 pm)

    Chickens attract mice and coyotes. Mice are a massive part of wild canine diet, and often lead them to larger, easier game. Having hens without a rooster in a non-animal-proofed yard is so damn alluring. 

    I raised numerous farm animals including chickens and ducks on a farm and in the city. Hence, this Coyote issue is unsurprising.

  • mike May 15, 2016 (11:04 pm)

    That appears too big for a coyote imho, looks like a loose dog. Especially for the short hair.

  • Elle Nell May 15, 2016 (11:47 pm)

    Looks to me like a sickly, mange riddled, coyote… For some reason, even knowing how scavenging these guys are, I feel sorry for them. They always look so lost… 

  • Joe May 29, 2016 (6:59 pm)

    Definitely a coyote; nearly ran this guy over after our flag football practice. 

    Date/time: 5/15 @ 1:30pm

    Location: Admiral and 41st.

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