Going down Seaview Place NW. As turned corner saw animal in road. Got closer and was very healthy looking coyote taking a dump right on the road. This was right next to the dog park at three in afternoon. Coyote jumped over railing on dog park side. something I never expected to see as headed for beach in the afternoon!
gracie – thanks for posting this. I love it! When I had a dog I used to walk down along the railroad tracks often and I frequently saw coyote scat down there, so I know they are around in the neighborhood. I love the fact that these wonderful canine friends rare able to live and grow in our human created urban environments. More power to them.
My co-worker sees coyote scat regularly at her house north of 85th. She said that it’s typical behavior for them to take a dump in the middle of trails, roads, etc. as a means of marking their territory. Theoretically at least, the coyote doesn’t care if it’s a roadway or a deer trail.