WEST SEATTLE COYOTES: ‘Epic sighting’ west of The Junction

Alissa sent this late last night, describing it as an “epic sighting” near 46th/Oregon:

Coyote alert:

I was sitting in my living room and heard what sounded like a cat fight outside. I heard cats growling and then a yip, and I flew out the door (knowing coyotes have been seen in my general area this summer). Sure enough, two small-looking coyotes ran from my next-door neighbor’s yard!! I couldn’t believe my eyes! My cats were there trying to take them on!! Thankfully, the cats are ok, and last I saw, the coyotes were headed southbound.

Our perennial reminder – we publish coyote sightings for awareness, not alarm. Coexistence advice from wildlife authorities includes not providing food sources (from birdseed to pet food to unaccompanied pets).

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE COYOTES: 'Epic sighting' west of The Junction"

  • Lucy December 8, 2023 (10:04 am)

    Yikes!  Keep those kitties indoors!

  • waikikigirl December 8, 2023 (10:18 am)

    All I can say is you are very lucky your cats were not killed. 🫣

    • Adam December 8, 2023 (5:27 pm)

      Or they could be just good at being cats. 

  • Scarlett December 8, 2023 (10:33 am)

    Score one for Felis silvestri catus.   

  • drahcir61 December 8, 2023 (10:58 am)

    Thankfully, the cats are ok” – probably not for long, wow. 

    I have two cats & they only go outside wearing a harness & leash.  Hey, I get it, some cats just “demand” to go outdoors … one of mine does.  He whines & runs around the house like crazy.  He scratches at the door, he plays cute kitty & you know what, he wins … he does get to go outside (weather permitting) … with a harness & leash! 

    Cars & trucks, other cats or dogs, owls & coyotes, the dangers are very real for a cat or dog or any pet left outdoors alone.  If you really love your cat (& not just say you do), then you’ll reconsider how you care for them.

    • Adam December 8, 2023 (5:26 pm)

      I can imagine many ppl reading your comments are saying to themselves “if YOU love YOUR cats, you wouldn’t subject them to a leash and harness”.  I’m not saying that, but I’m also not an insane narcissist, which you would have to be to say things about how others love their cats with such little information. 

  • Jack December 8, 2023 (12:49 pm)

    I saw a pair near 32nd and Othello a few nights ago. Maybe the same pair? 

  • PG December 8, 2023 (12:55 pm)

    I saw one this morning at 39th & 98th this morning.  Keep the cats inside!

  • tom December 8, 2023 (7:57 pm)

    lukewarm take: outdoor cats are harder on wildlife than pickleball


    • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (12:53 pm)

      Read up on night lighting. Kills millions of birds a year in the US. It’s in the top three with cats And no, parks has not ruled it out 

  • John December 9, 2023 (8:55 am)

    My neighbor’s cat was eaten by a coyote a couple weeks ago in West Seattle. I am assuming that they loved their cat. It got ripped to shreds anyway and is now very much dead

  • Cricket December 9, 2023 (1:47 pm)

    I saw a single coyote one 35th and Othello about a month ago. Night time. Tried to get a photo and fumbled. Healthy looking fur coat.

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