10:12 AM: The West Seattle Deer – apparently also formerly the Union Bay and Beacon Hill deer – has resurfaced, and it’s on the move. Last sighting reports were on Monday near the north end of Longfellow Creek (here’s our Tuesday followup), and now we’re getting reports and photos from the Fairmount area. The photo above is from Robert Seely near 36th and Dawson; we also got calls about Fauntleroy and Hudson; and Neal Brandt sent this photo from California and Hudson:
(added) Michael Lockman from WEdesign (WSB sponsor), whose truck is in the photo above from the Rite-Aid parking lot, sent a photo too:
(added) Here’s a short video clip sent by Christine after seeing it near 36th/Brandon:
WSB reader video of the deer (thanks, Christine) – https://t.co/zRR976GtoZ pic.twitter.com/My7mCDnztF
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PLEASE be careful if you are going to be on the road. As for what to do if you see it – Seattle Animal Shelter deals with injured wildlife but if it’s not in distress, acting director Ann Graves told us Tuesday, it could be more traumatizing to the deer to try to capture it, than to let it be. The first reported West Seattle sighting was Monday on Pigeon Point; while deer are abundant elsewhere, even right across the Sound on Vashon Island, sightings in Seattle city limits are rare.
10:53 AM: The deer is continuing to make tracks west. Commenter Cinemama saw it at 44th/Juneau; Sue Lindblom of Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) e-mailed us to report seeing it at 48th/Juneau.
11:25 AM: Now the deer is heading south – caller to our 24/7 hotline (206-293-6302) has a backyard sighting near 49th and Raymond.
2:15 PM: A few more sightings – Seaview at 11:45 am (added below: photo from Angela, 50th & Graham):
And more recently, 5200 block of Beach Drive, then up into the greenbelt, per a caller.
2:58 PM: That photo is from Vanessa – Beach Drive “south of La Rustica.”
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