Back in late November, I wrote about some sightings of a coyote dubbed “Wally.” I asked for any more photos that folks may have taken of him (or her). A few have trickled in. See the gallery below.
I also heard back from the zoo which, some readers have suggested, may have more information about this particular coyote. They didn’t seem to have any first-hand information about Wally, but there’s this:
We wanted to update you that within a couple of months Woodland Park Zoo will have a “Carnivore Spotter” observation reporting tool (very much like our current Otter Spotter site). The observation reporting tool will be linked on this page www.zoo.org/seattlecarnivores . In the meantime, we would recommend contributing sightings to Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife “General Wildlife Observations” map:
A frequently asked questions page about coyotes will soon be available on the WPZ page linked above, but Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife also has excellent info on Living with Coyotes here
We hope this helps!
A video of Wally comes to us from Sten, shot at the corner of 41st and Meridian.
And Ginger Hudson writes on NextDoor:
Coyote followed me and my dog tonight
Just a quick PSA — was out walking my dog tonight and a coyote followed us for three blocks until I reached 35th St in well lit area by the park and transfer station. Several cars slowed down bc the coyote crossed the street and everyone was checking him out. A nice neighbor passing by gave me and my little dog a lift home. Will know next time to try to scare it. Keep an eye out esp if you have a small dog