VIDEO: Coyote sighting in Fauntleroy Park

One more wildlife sighting before we move on to other news: David Spry shared the clip, reporting, “I managed to get some footage of a coyote this morning. It was just outside of my fence in Fauntleroy Park.” We used to get and publish relatively frequent coyote reports, but haven’t heard much about them for a while, and we get the occasional reader note saying the same thing. Nobody officially tracks them, though a new Woodland Park Zoo/Seattle University project is aiming to do so.

P.S. If you’re new – here’s info on coexisting with coyotes.

10 Replies to "VIDEO: Coyote sighting in Fauntleroy Park"

  • Dave January 26, 2019 (8:56 pm)

    We have at least one wild rabbit on Forest CT. Have been seeing it for last few months, most recently Friday. A coyote family was in the park five years ago, but then they moved on. Interesting to see one again. Great video. The park is a special place. 

    • WSB January 26, 2019 (9:06 pm)

      I should have mentioned, that’s something else that has had me wondering about the coyote population … the increasingly visible rabbit population, which, fast as they are, I would think would be generally great snacks for the coyotes. – TR

    • WW Resident January 27, 2019 (12:15 pm)

      I have a wild rabbit in my yard that seems to frequent other people’s yards in my neighborhood also

  • Vanessa January 26, 2019 (11:06 pm)

    Is this between Fauntleroy Ave. SW and 37th and 38th areas?

  • Richard Maloney January 27, 2019 (5:59 am)

    Yup.  Coyotes, fox, otters, raccoon, and possum all inhabit the greenbelts.  Two years or so ago we even had “Westly,” the vagabond deer in our gardens.  This is not your typical urban landscape.

  • Mj January 27, 2019 (9:46 am)

    Reminder to owners of kitty’s they are not at the top of the food chain!

  • Upper Gatewood January 27, 2019 (12:28 pm)

    Yes, a few years ago there were raging exchanges about the “threat” of coyotes to West Seattle, especially  out-door cat owners, on WSB.Back then we occasionally saw coyotes in our hillside back yard.  It has been several years since any coyote sightings but in the last year a rabbit(s?) has taken up residence.  Now we see the rabbit daily.

  • SS January 28, 2019 (3:39 pm)

    This coyote has been seen multiple times in last week in Fauntleroy Park up by 37th & Cambridge.  Yesterday it was in our yard on 37th. Same area.  It looks confused & pathetic looking.  Have only seen this one coyote. 

  • Would rather have coyotes January 31, 2019 (10:47 am)

    The population of campers in the greenspaces are up, the population of coyotes are down, the population of rabbits are up.  I believe they are all connected. The ecosystem’s equilibrium point has shifted with the entrance of a dominant predator that took over coyote habitat but does not eat rabbits (or cats).

    • Jeff B. January 31, 2019 (4:39 pm)

      That is an interesting take on this situation. I had heard that the coyotes were shot by someone who did not want them around. I for sure have heard long guns fired during the night on occasion.

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