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Co-Existing With Coyotes Presentation at Gig Harbor Civic Center

The City of Gig Harbor, along with West Sound Wildlife Shelter, will host a presentation to discuss co-existing with coyotes on February 26th from 6pm – 8pm at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, located at 3510 Grandview Street. This presentation is free and perfect for adults and children of all ages. You will have the opportunity to learn some fun facts about coyotes and find out information about living in safety and harmony with these intelligent animals.

With spring approaching this is a good time to learn about coyotes and how to co-exist with them for the benefit of both coyotes and humans, and also the environment. The night-time and almost romantic songs of coyotes are becoming more and more common, and if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably seen or heard one. Human encroachment and landscape changes and the coyote’s unique ability adapt to a wide range of habitats have led to increased sightings in urban and suburban areas such as parks, school grounds, golf courses, and other urban environments.

The good news is that coyotes are actually a very important part of a healthy and diverse ecosystem, keeping nuisance wildlife populations such as mice, rats and other rodents at manageable levels. But sadly, they are often misunderstood and become targets of needless eradication programs. Mark your calendars. You will not want to miss this educational opportunity.

For additional information contact Shawna Wise at wises@cityofgigharbor.net. To learn more about all events and activities in Gig Harbor visit www.gigharborguide.com.