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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:38 PM

See a coyote or a bear in the greater Seattle area? Report it to researchers using new online tool

Have you encountered a wild carnivore in your neighborhood? Researchers with Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University want to hear about it.

Sightings of carnivores, like bobcats, coyotes and black bears, have increased as human density has increased in some areas of Washington state, Woodland Park Zoo said in a news release. Reporting sightings to a new website will help researchers.

To use the new Carnivore Spotting tool, visit the website at this link. It also works on mobile.

"We're so excited to have our community contribute to this important research. Conservation can't happen without engaging people," Robert Long, director of the zoo's Living Northwest program and carnivore research ecologist, said in the release. "Citizens of the greater Seattle region can help us expand our knowledge of urban carnivores and promote coexistence."

Participants can report not only what animal they saw, but when and where they saw it. Photos, videos and audio clips can also be submitted through the app.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/see-a-coyote-or-a-bear-in-the-greater-seattle-area-report-it-to-researchers-using-new-online-tool/ar-AAFOoVK

I have one maybe two coyotes living in my neighborhood. I've seen a lone coyote twice but the locations were blocks from each other. I wasn't close enough a good view of either but both were going through the brush. Not a route you'd see a stray domestic dog take.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:53 PM

1. Coyotes are a fact of life here.

We back up to the greenbelt which is also a wildlife refuge and we see them all the time. They used to be very skittish with humans, but recently they've become bolder by coming closer to house.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:35 AM

2. Just uploaded a coyote and a 'possum video to the site

Thank you Yo_mama for the link.
According to the website, it'll take about 10 days for the record to appear.

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