NW Carnivore Trailer at Issaquah Salmon Days
- Where: 155 NW Gilman Blvd,, Issaquah, WA 98027-2408
- When: October 01, 2016
- Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Cost: FREE
Join Western Wildlife Outreach & Bear Smart King County at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival October 1 & 2 where there will be Music Stages, a Carnival, Dock Dogs, Hundreds of Artist Booths, 60 food booths, Inflatables, a Parade, and of course, Spawning Salmon. WWO’s Large Carnivore Education Trailer and four full-body taxidermy mounts will be at the event as ambassador animals where WWO’s staff and volunteers will be discussing animal behavior and demonstrate ways for people to keep themselves and their domestic animals safe through simple steps humans can take around their homes or out on any of the urban trails that abound in Eastside King County.
“Large carnivores, like the bears and cougars found around Issaquah-Sammamish and nearby communities, can be good neighbors,” says Lorna Smith, Executive Director of Western Wildlife Outreach. “It’s really about getting folks to properly store and remove food attractants. Bears are attracted to bird feeders, garbage cans and compost piles. Cougars are attracted to areas where deer congregate, which may be where they are being fed or are finding fallen fruit in backyard orchards. It’s never a good idea to feed wild animals, especially carnivores such as bears and cougars.”