READER REPORT: Coyotes on Pigeon Point

Steve emailed to report, “A few coyotes near 23rd and Andover (Pigeon Point) I heard 2, maybe 3, I think. Please give a warning for people to keep their pets indoors.” (We used to get coyote reports often, but haven’t for quite some time – not sure if that means they’re more scarce, or if people are just used to them.)

7 Replies to "READER REPORT: Coyotes on Pigeon Point"

  • Ned Nederlander October 18, 2020 (11:42 pm)

    Good. Maybe they can feast on rabbits and get things under control. I imagine it’s no coincidence that the rabbit population is exploding as we’re seeing fewer and fewer coyotes.

  • PigeonRidgeBen October 19, 2020 (6:05 am)

    I’m a little south of this person on 21st and have recently heard the peculiar coyote howl/yip. Have even come across some bunny carnage on the trails recently (maybe a raptor). I’ve seen coyotes in and adjacent to the green belt but it has been a few years for me as well and have been interested in why they disappeared. I feel better, I suppose, knowing they are around again, as it seems typical for a coyote to live in an area such as ours. 

  • Sillygoose October 19, 2020 (7:49 am)

    This is great news, they keep the rodents down!!

  • TooManyBunnies October 19, 2020 (8:07 am)

    Glad to hear they are making a comeback!  The West Seattle rabbit population is out of control!

  • Pigeon point RN October 19, 2020 (9:52 am)

    I heard what sounded like at least one adult and one pup yipping in my backyard at like 1am late last week. I grew up in Eastern Oregon and am familiar with the sound. I sleep with the window cracked open and there’s a bit of a greenbelt behind our house (23rd just north of Genesee). The yipping woke me from a sound sleep. I checked the WSB the next day and saw nothing reported so I figured it must have been a dream or something,  but with these new reports I’m sure it was real.

  • wscommuter October 19, 2020 (10:25 am)

    Can we get them back in Schmitz Park please … the bunnies and raccoons are getting  out of control again.  

    • Tim October 19, 2020 (12:43 pm)

      I also miss our Schmitz Park howlers. It has been a couple of years. A neighbor told me they had heard that they were poisoned by someone who lost a cat.

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