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. Post a Coyote
Sighting or lost pet incident here
Recent sightings of Coyotes on Fox Island include these two above,
photographed in 2014.
If you have encountered other forms of dangerous wildlife such as
bears, cougars, mountain lions, etc. please feel free to report that
Regarding coyote control on Fox Island in 2011, the problem was not completely
resolved, and the coyote problem has resurfaced again this year.
of the Fox Island Coyote Problem The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife states
the following, regarding coyote feeding habits:
"Coyotes occasionally kill domestic dogs (and
foxes) that they consider territorial intruders".
The coyotes here on Fox Island do not 'occasionally'
kill domestic dogs, they 'frequently' attack and kill cats, dogs
and other small pets. This imbalance in their feeding habits is
triggered by the overpopulation of coyotes caused by the release of a
pair of 'Easter Bunnies' near the Tree Farm off 11th Avenue in the mid
2000's, which in turn multiplied into over 100 bunnies a few years
This temporarily abundant food source attracted
coyotes that were not previously living on the island, and in 2011 when
the bunnies were all gone, the coyotes turned to cats, dogs and other
house pets for food.
I have lived on the Island for over 25 years, and been
a property owner for 35 years, and during those 35 years, coyotes have
only been a problem for the last 4 years. This is not "Living in
Harmony" with your wildlife, it is an imbalance in the natural order,
caused by human manipulation of the coyote's food supply, and after 3 years, they are not 'going away' on their
The WDFW goes on to
say: "In suburban areas of southern California, trapping and euthanizing
coyotes has been shown not only to remove the individual problem animal,
but also to modify the behavior of the local coyote population. When
humans remove a few coyotes, the local population may regain its fear of
humans in areas where large numbers of humans are found. Itís neither
necessary nor possible to eliminate the entire population of coyotes in
a given area."
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Chihuahua Killed by Coyote- 1130 Neah Dr
3/29/15 @ 7:00am on Neah Drive. Within minutes of letting our dogs out to potty, Coyotes came into our backyard and took Milo, our chihuahua. Our Malamute chased them, but it was too late. If anyone should find Milos remains, we would like to be notifed @ 253-208-2043. He is tan with white paws, and a white stripe from his head to his nose. He weighed 7 lbs.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Coyote in Apple Orchard near house- between 6th Ave and 7th Ave
Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 5:30pm.
As I was leaving my driveway, I spotted one medium sized Coyote about 20 feet from our backyard patio, in the Apple Orchard directly behind our house. I honked the car horn and it ran off towards the direction of the Fox Island Store. I notified our immediate neighbors of the incident, as they have small dogs and one has a young child.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Woke up with horrifying sound...- Paiute Trail
Woke up with horrifying sound instantly went outside looking for our cats! we couldn't find our female one so we walked up and down Paiute Trail for a good 20 min and on the way back up our drive we saw her by the deck! something was taken?? now our cat door will be lock during night time.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Coyote Sighting Near Sandspit- West tip of the island near the Sandspit Park
3/11/15 3:00 pm
One coyote was walking north on the beach, towards Brick kiln road. West tip of the island near the Sandspit Park.
Monday, March 09, 2015 - Coyote Sighting Near Sandspit- North of FI Sandspit Park
March 9th 12pm single young coyote running north from park sand spit on beach.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Coyote Sighting - Echo Bay off Shorewood Court- Shorewood Court, Fox Island
Neighbor reported seeing a coyote in her front yard, water side of Echo Bay off Shorewood Court.
We are missing a small black female Schipperke name Sophie at this time...
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Missing cat- 744 Fox Drive
Neutered male house cat disappeared between 8:30 am and noon. Cat was a homebody and Circumstances strongly suggest predation.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Coyote in my yard- looking at my beagle- 108 Alki Drive
Coyote was in my yard sat there for a minute. I took a picture, appeared to be grey and tan. My beagle was barking through the fence. It finally ran off.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Numerous coyote sightings - Pilchuck Drive
Frequent coyote sightings have now become daily sightings at all times of the day. Coyotes seem to move between our property and our neighbors properties (each are 4 acre parcels). Sightings began in August soon after I heard our cat taken off our back deck in the evening. They are often seen stalking our three dogs, which are safely behind a fence. However, this morning a coyote came after one of the dogs that was with me while I cleaned up the horse pasture.
Monday, September 02, 2013 - Cat Killed by Coyotes- Manito Drive, Fox Island
White house cat killed by coyotes near 11th & Manito Dr.
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