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By Paul Archipley

Coyote in a pickle saved by concerned residents


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 11:09am

Mike Curtis

Kyle Foster poses with a distressed coyote that had got its head stuck in a plastic jar, then wandered Mukilteo area neighborhoods for several days before being freed by Foster and Mike Curtis.

For months, Mukilteans have been commenting on increased coyote activity hereabouts, trading stories about backyard sightings, and warning each other to keep pets and kids safe. Feelings ranged from caution to alarm.

But those feelings were replaced by concern and sympathy over the weekend for one poor pooch that had managed to get its head stuck in a clear, Costco-sized plastic jar.

For several days, people spotted the distressed coyote in the south Mukilteo area – on the golf course, in Picnic Point, Serene Lake and nearby.

Sightings were reported on social media. Bret Coffman, one res...

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