Wild Keller

Unless you get out on the trails on a daily basis, you might not notice some of Keller’s wilder inhabitants.  For example, I’ve observed what I think is a bobcat in the vicinity of Town Hall at least twice now.  Once was about a month ago, right at dusk.  It was sitting in the brush right at the edge of the creek, looking towards the Pointe.  The second time was last evening, and it was sitting behind a rock at the edge of the brush, near the circle in the path behind Town Hall.

I’ve also seen a coyote on a couple of occasions in the vicinity of the intersection of Bear Ridge and Bear Run. 

And, of course, I would be remiss if I failed to mention my sightings of this friendly creature.  I’ve seen them near the creek where the bridge crosses over to the newer section (the one that takes you by the Pointe and over to Town Hall), in the creek, and in the little pond behind El Paseo (next to the Arthouse construction site). 

I probably should start carrying a camera with me so I can catch these creatures when I see them.


  1. Frank says:

    I have heard of other sightings of the bobcat.  As for the coyote, there might be one less of those around.  A friend’s wife hit one a couple of weeks ago, doing around $3k damage to her vehicle.

  2. Gerry N. says:

    Here in NW WA we don’t have any pizen critters unless you count wasps, hornets and yellowjackets.  Very few pizen plants either.  Poison oak, poison ivy, nettles and a particularly vicious plant called Devil’s Club.  You have to go search all these out, though, so they’re really not a big deal.  Cute furries abound, even inside Seattle.  Coyotes, fox, opussum, rabbits, squirrels, racoons by the thousands, Norway rats by the millions, I occasionally see weasels.  In the suburbs deer, black bear and cougar are not all that uncommon.  Many neighborhoods harbor pheasant and quail to boot.