Understanding and managing raccoons, rats, otters, crows, pigeons, songbirds, birds of prey, and other urban wildlife 0

May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brook Zscheile, wildlife biologist with the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services branch will discuss his agency’s raccoon control efforts in Eastlake, as well as what we know about other mammal species like otter, beaver, muskrat, nutria, opossum, and squirrel.  Also briefly covered will be bird species such as geese, ducks, gulls, crows, starlings, pigeons, woodpeckers, owls, eagles, osprey, herons, and cormorants.

The second speaker will be Donald Pace, health and environmental inspector from the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. He will speak about the behavior and impact of rats and how they may be controlled. The department’s web resources include the following:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/environmental-health/animals/rat-prevention.aspx and http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/rats.aspx.

Please bring your stories, questions, or issues about Eastlake’s wildlife species and control efforts. And whether or not you can come on May 9, please send your thoughts to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.