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What to Do About Wild Animals
Managing wildlife related issues falls into the jurisdiction of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. This includes animals such as deer, raccoons, coyotes, cougars, and bears. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife may be contacted at (425) 775-1311.
Workshop on Living with Wildlife in Urban Settings
The City of Kirkland hosted a workshop with State Fish & Wildlife and USDA Wildlife Services on living with wildlife in urban settings. You can watch the 1 hour and 30 minute workshop.
Allowing wildlife easy access to food leads to problems for both the wildlife and residents. Following some simple guidelines to cut off food sources will help reduce or avoid confrontations:
If you encounter aggressive wildlife within Kirkland, please report the incident here.
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