WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Second coyote sighting of the week

Just three days after our first coyote-sighting report in a long time, we received another one today, from Ann: “I wanted to let you know that my husband was up late last night and spotted a coyote in our yard around midnight. We live in the Fauntlee Hills neighborhood. He did not get a photo but we are not far from the sighting last week.” We’ve long published coyote sightings not as warnings, but as FYIs that we share our peninsula with them – learn about coexisting with coyotes here.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Second coyote sighting of the week"

  • Catdog October 23, 2021 (2:01 pm)

    I have never heard of Fauntlee Hills neighborhood where is that exactly located?

    • WSB October 23, 2021 (2:58 pm)

      It’s been an area of upper Fauntleroy since the ’50s. I don’t know whose project this is – just discovered it via search – but they explain it well:

  • Watchoutrabbits October 23, 2021 (3:18 pm)

    Looks like the bunny population will start to go down. Cats be on the look out.

  • Karen Johnson October 24, 2021 (1:01 pm)

    Yes, I also spotted a coyote in our yard, a couple of blocks from the Alaska Junction.  Didn’t get a photo, but this was my instagram post today: Wiley CoyoteEarly
    one morning I found myself staring down a coyote in our yard, which had
    become a haven for rabbits. This is the rewilding of West Seattle.
    Increasingly isolated during the pandemic, and lacking our bridge to the
    rest of the city, the rabbits, which we never saw before, had been
    thriving… and multiplying! The coyotes had not been seen in the area
    for quite a while, presumably for lack of prey. But, they’re back, and
    the rabbits have disappeared. The cyclical nature of checks and balances
    in action.

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