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Wildlife Do's and Don'ts
1. Keep your pets on a leash when outside of a securely fenced area.

2. Remove attractive food sources from your yard. This includes outdoor feeding devices when your pets are not actively eating. Securely cover your garbage and compost too. Also, collect fruit that has fallen from trees.

3. Keep your pets indoors and only allow controlled access to the outdoors (fenced yard and leashes). Never leave your pets outside from dusk until dawn. Be sure to provide them with shelter that protects from predation.

For more information visit Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Living with Wildlife website.

Wildlife Sign
1. Do not feed wildlife directly or indirectly, excluding the use of hanging bird feeders that provide seed, suet or nectar. 

2. Do not allow wild animals to approach you, children or your pets. Urban wildlife that have lost their natural fear of humans can be dangerous. When wildlife get too close make noise, wave your arms and/or throw objects near them to scare them away. 

3. Never approach coyotes. Coyotes are wild animals that should have a natural fear of humans. If you see a coyote, do not approach it or turn your back to it. You should leave the area by slowly backing away from the coyote while facing it. If you are approached by a coyote you can attempt to scare it by yelling, throwing sticks and small rocks toward it, but not directly at it, and making yourself seem as large as possible. If the animal gets too close you can use a stick or pepper spray to keep it away. Call 911 if you are stalked or attacked by a coyote.