Coyote reports increasing on Snoqualmie Ridge; residents urged to report all coyote and bear sightings

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 4:38pm
  • News

An aggressive coyote on Snoqualmie Ridge, in the 35000 block of SE Swenson Street, was reported to police Thursday evening, Nov. 30, around 6 p.m.

A mother reported that while she was walking in the area, a nearby coyote took an aggressive stance and growled at them. They did not make physical contact with the animal and left the area without incident.

Because of this and other recent reports of coyotes on Snoqualmie Ridge, the city urges all residents to call 911 to report all coyote and bear sightings, whether the animals are threatening or not. The Snoqualmie Police Department and the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife track this activity for public safety.

To help avoid bears and coyotes from visiting neighborhoods, residents are urged to manage their garbage, so it doesn’t become a food source for wild animals. Also, feed pets indoors, and prevent the buildup of fallen food under bird feeders.

Don’t leave your garbage out on non-collection days. Keep garbage cans with tight-fitting lids in a shed, garage, or fenced area. Spray garbage cans and dumpsters regularly with disinfectants to reduce odors. Keep fish and meat waste in your freezer until trash collection day.

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