Spotted in northeast Johnson County: A coyote, a barred owl and a couple of Cooper’s hawks

Our question the other day about the most interesting animals you’d seen in northeast Johnson County prompted a slew of responses — many with proof in pictures.

Reader Elizabeth Chilcote sent in this shot of a coyote she came across during a run at 89th Street and Catalina in Prairie Village:


And Roeland Park resident Paul Martin sent in a number of photos of cool birds he’d spotted in his backyard, including this juvenile Cooper’s hawk he shot in January 2013…:


…this adult Cooper’s hawk he spied just this month…:


…and this barred owl he caught sight of in May 2014:


Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos. If you catch a cool bird or animal in your viewfinder, send your photos along to