My Ballard reader Elliott posted this warning in the forum:
Just wanted to give a heads up to all of you living in Olympic Manor and surrounding neighborhoods who let your small dogs or cats out. As we were driving out of the neighborhood this evening, there was a coyote (a very young and anxious-looking coyote!) running south along 21st Ave. Trust me that I know what a coyote looks like. Keep your beloved pets inside!
Coyote sightings in the general vicinity of Golden Gardens and Carkeek Park are infrequent, but not unprecedented. And over in Magnolia over the last few weeks, a coyote has been making the rounds.