Sent by Andras:

Not sure if this is well known or not but it’s my first time seeing them in Lincoln Park and I’m here every morning. Was stalked by a couple very resilient coyotes (Wednesday) morning while walking my dog; they were skittish as usual but kept coming back after running off. I managed to get a picture of one.

We have long published coyote sightings (click “coyotes” under the headline and scroll through our archive) – for awareness, not alarm. Here’s information on coexisting with coyotes.

SIDE NOTE: You can learn about urban wildlife from a naturalist while volunteering with Friends of Lincoln Park 10 am-noon Sunday, June 2 – sign-ups are open, here.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE COYOTES: Park sighting"

  • Pinto May 24, 2024 (8:25 am)

    Wow. I caught two coyotes on my ring camera a couple months ago near Madison middle school. Very quick and blurry image but clearly coyotes dashing across our lawn in pursuit of something. We often have footage of neighborhood cats and bunnies 

  • arabianrhino May 24, 2024 (10:00 am)

    Found some bits of bunny fur near the parking lot this morning and our husky was very interested in the scene. Not surprised that coyotes are in the park – ample squirrels, rabbits, and moles/voles.

  • Carl Furfaro May 24, 2024 (2:11 pm)

    There are three big rocks on the point, (just south of a sign with info about different creatures you might expect to see at Lincoln Park) where otters routinely defecate. First time I noticed that, more than two years ago, the scat was fresh and looked slightly like coyote poop. I had never heard of any coyote sightings in the park so I wondered what other animal might have left those droppings. Thought, otters? Did an image search and yes, looked just like that. When it breaks down in the weather it seems to be nothing but tiny fish bones. So in the future I’ll have to wonder if scat might NOT be from the otters.

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