Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Seattle Audubon, the National Wildlife Federation and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network for “Living with Wildlife” a workshop, 7-8:30pm.
Wed, October 1: Rainier Community Center 386-1919
4600 38th Ave S
Learn all about the lives and behaviors of coyotes and other wildlife, what to do during a wildlife encounter, and how you can help wildlife and humans coexist peacefully.
The workshops will help to distinguish between the behaviors of wildlife that are natural versus those that are learned from human interactions, recommend changes in public (human) behaviors that prevent wildlife from losing their natural fear humans, and assure the general public that wildlife species can coexist with humans in the Seattle area.
From coyotes to nutria, raccoons to squirrels, people who are— or think they are —experiencing a conflict with a wild animal are seeking a way to remedy the problem.
When a conflict exists between humans and animals it is usually because people are not practicing conflict prevention behaviors. Presenters will give information about tactics and techniques for preventing conflicts, such as:
- Don't feed wildlife (manage your garbage, prevent access to fruit and compost, feed pets indoors),
- Keep cats indoors, especially from dusk to dawn, and keep dogs on leash,
- Block entry into homes and gardens through repair and special exclusion techniques.
All mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that occur in the wild in Washington are protected or regulated by state and/or federal laws. These laws not only pertain to the killing of regulated species but may also prohibit live trapping and relocation, harassment, and possession of the animal dead or alive.