The purpose of this page is for Island residents to share information
about coyote sightings, lost pets suspected to be coyote related, and
other information that will be used to monitor the
coyote over-population problem on Fox Island. You may also choose
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If you have encountered other forms of dangerous wildlife such as
bears, cougars, mountain lions, etc. please feel free to report that
Regarding the USDA's involvement in coyote control on Fox Island, the
funds for the original trapping work were expended about 2 years ago,
and while the USDA continued to provide additional services beyond the
funded work for a period of time, they are now at a point where private
residents must contract individually for further control measures.
If you are interested in contracting with the USDA, please
contact us for more information.
John Ohlson, Webmaster.
Recent Incidents, posted by
Fox Island residents:
Friday, December 06, 2013 - coyote sighting
- 7th Ave and Fox Drive at Old Ketner Road
4pm - Female coyote in front yard marking her territory. Disappeared into woods behind house, heading southwest toward 6th Ave. Looked healthy and had heavy winter coat. It quickly took off after I came out of house and shooed it away.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - Pack of coyotes yipping, howling
- End of Papago Dr undeveloped end of sub
Walking with small dog up from beach, coyotes began yipping, howling, barking. Were not seen. Sounded like a kill had been made. Coyotes heard on several other occasions lots of fresh scat as well. Turned around and walked to different trail on the beach.
Friday, August 30, 2013 - Coyote Sighting
- 14th and Mowich
Friday, Aug 30th at 5 PM. Single coyote sighting near the intersection of 14th and Mowich.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Saw Coyote run across my yard
- 14th Ave - End of the Island
Thursday around 6:30pm while letting my dog out. I must have startled the him and he darted across my yard and down the bank of smugglers cove.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Beloved tiny black cat killed
- on our property at 1267 Mowitsh Drive
Blackberry failed to come in before dark. We heard coyotes calling from above Mowitsh, from toward Smugglers Cove and on our property between 12th and 13th on Cedrona Bay. I walked a lot and called until after 3:30 AM hoping to get the cat to respond or to deter the coyotes. This was the evening and night of 8/6/13. We found Blackberrys remains just about 11:30 this morning 8/7/13...right in our yard.
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