Woodland Park Zoo to launch carnivore sighting report tool

With urban carnivore sightings becoming increasingly more common around Seattle, the Woodland Park Zoo is launching a new online report tool to learn more about their behavior.

Together with Seattle University and as part of their Seattle Urban Carnivore Project, the zoo is starting a Carnivore Spotter website, where residents can record sightings around the city. They’ll also be deploying camera traps in city and county parks across Seattle.

Wildlife scientists will be placing cameras along two lines in the city. One will run east from downtown Seattle to Woodinville via Magnuson Park, and the second will go from downtown Seattle to the Duwamish River, and then east.

The program is intended to explore how all urban carnivores — coyotes, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and even cougars and bears — live and interact with people in Seattle.

The Carnivore Spotting tool isn’t live just yet — keep an eye on this website to learn more.

Photo from My Ballard reader Kelsey of a coyote spotted in Greenwood in December

 


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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

How rich. Ballard is filled with felons and junkies, but we’re worrying about coyotes.
How about a “corrupt lying liberal political” spotting tool? O’Brien detected.

Also, ISN’T NATURE SWEET AND WONDERFUL?
Get over it, kids, Mother Nature is all about predation and the better parts of civilization USED TO keep this stuff at bay. Eat meat. Nature does.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Oh how cute, you are still trolling about felons and junkies on this site. Isn’t that sweet and wonderful? You deserve a trophy.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Uncle Buck,
Let’s work to get Mike O’Brine out of hibernation and exhorting the unwashed here in Ballard with his vintage brand of SJWSeattle prattle.
It’s 2019!!
Time to gear up for the Councilperson elections in the fall. Amirite?

Ballardite
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Ballardite

The fact that there is a person out there with nothing better to do with their life than troll a small neighborhood blog truly blows my mind. How can doing this be important to you? How can doing this be important to anyone? WAH WAH MIKE OBRIEN JUNKIES LIBERALS WAH. God damn dude, get a life. This is honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen. I honestly can’t think of any possible way you could be anything but a huge loser and reject in real life, because honestly only a huge loser and reject would have the time, energy, and desire to do what you are doing. It’s insane to me that the human mind is even capable of functioning the way yours functions. The fact that you are capable of just sitting there, day after day after day, making the same idiot comments about Mike O’Brien, junkies, liberals, and whatever the hell else is truly beyond my comprehension. Human behavioral scientists should study you to try and see what went wrong and when to prevent it from happening to anyone else, anywhere, ever.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

lol pretty long response to a “troll”!! TRIGGERED????!!!!

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

lol bro

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Whelp, looks like a hit a nerve there beneath your very thin (hopefully nonwhite because white is evil) social justice skin.
Thanks for the tax increases and the junkies. Much appreciated.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

cool racism bro

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Uncle Buck- what is your problem? I am about to report you to the GS for being stupid!
BTW dogs and coyotes are omnivores NOT carnivores, please get your fact straight before you post your inane dribble on here.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

we see him trollin, and hatin…uncle buck is is ridin dirty

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

I spotted a 220 pound cat mom at Seattle Biscuit Co. this morning.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Lizzy – was that a cougar?

WildOscar
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WildOscar

Maybe some folks should be more concerned about coyotes- Uncle Buck doesn’t sound very…. athletic.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Wrongo, Friendo And to add to that: fat acceptance is libtard insanity on steroids. Nature culls those types faster than anything else.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

lol, troll got triggered.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

bucky got his feelings hurt again

Beaver
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Beaver

Run boy run!

luthier65
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luthier65

Didn’t Uncle Dave Macon record that tune?

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Cats are carnivores. They eat birds and feral cats are a huge problem in places like Hawaii.
Dogs are carnivores.
Stop discriminating against coyotes. They’re just dogs that haven’t been turned into precious nums nums for libtard dog moms and incel techie soyboys.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

And again – dogs are Omnivores not carnivores!

Paintking
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Paintking

While a coyote doesn’t have much to do with felons and junkies, I do wish more would take off their special Seattle glasses, so they could see what is truly being done on their watch. I think trying to change predation is like pretending your Prius is saving us all from “climate change”.