Thursday, June 25, 2020

Refrain From Feeding Squirrels At The Park

Several neighbors have reported seeing a mother and her young boy regularly trying to feed squirrels out of their hands at the park near the playground. 

Neighbors reported they felt unsafe with the squirrels convening close to the playground with young children and another neighbor felt it was unsanitary especially with the current situation.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says:
Don't feed squirrels. Tree squirrels that are hand-fed may lose their fear of humans and become aggressive when they don't get food as expected.
The King County Health website says:
Don’t feed raccoons, squirrels, pigeons and crows.  These animals can find food on their own. Feeding them leads to overpopulation and causes disease to be spread.  
Educate others why it is important not to feed them.  
Enjoy wildlife from a distance. These animals are not domestic pets.

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