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Cheryl Gray

Vashon cougar killed after year on island

August 22, 2017

Last week, the cougar that had been living on Vashon-Maury islands for the past year was killed by a state wildlife officer. Since then, islanders have expressed a range of emotions — from relief to sadness to anger — with some also considering lessons for the future. Read full report.

Rat poison is killing the wrong animals: Guest commentary

August 12, 2017

In January, the state of California reported that out of 68 mountain lions that were found dead in the wild between November 2015 and December 2016, all but four had traces of one or more anticoagulant poisons in their livers — the kind of poisons that people put out to kill rodents in their yards. Read full report.

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