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Another coyote sighting? (This one on 20th N.E.)

April 4th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Update Easter Sunday – Maple Leaf’s Flying Coyote?

Mark notes on our Facebook page: “We saw a coyote walking down Fifth Avenue Northeast right by Flying Squirrel last Thursday night around 10:00 p.m.”

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Tammie emails this morning: “I’m pretty sure I saw a coyote cross in front of my car as I was leaving for work this morning.

“It had a black animal in its mouth that it dropped when it saw me. Probably a rat but maybe a cat.

“This was on Northeast 90th Street and 20th Avenue Northeast. Please warn neighbors with outdoor cats and chickens to be careful.”

A previous coyote sighting in late January by Gregg (that’s his photo above) drew 21 comments, including a knowledgeable one from Erin that began:

Hello! I’m adjacent to Maple Leaf at Burke Ave. N. up against Washelli cemetery. Coyotes have lived peacefully for decades in the cemetery; occasionally we hear them singing or see one, but they are shy, avoid people, and eat wild food.

The coyote pictured is part of a new pack that just came into the area. They are not like the cemetery coyotes. They are large in size, bold, unafraid of people, are out in the middle of the day in high density areas as well as night, and hunt pets. They seem to be ranging as far south as Greenlake and as far north as 155th.

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