[Tweeters] Dead gulls in Mukilteo

Bob rflores_2 at msn.com
Fri Oct 9 20:39:47 PDT 2015

Really this should be reported to the US Fish and Wildlife Service they have jurisdiction over migratory birds

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

> On Oct 9, 2015, at 18:39, Kelly McAllister <mcallisters4 at comcast.net> wrote:


> Well, the idea that government property is out of WDFW’s jurisdiction is laughable. Fish and Wildlife officers commonly patrol all ownerships, federal, state, local, private. If the dead gulls were on the bottom of Puget Sound, the ownership would be Washington Department of Natural Resources which is clearly subject to the authority of state Fish and Wildlife.


> The reference to the Department of Agriculture is plausible. The Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services regularly kills gulls, legally, under their rather broad permit and the contracting they enter into with entities that are experiencing property damage or nuisance wildlife problems. I don’t, however, know if USDA Wildlife Services would tie gulls on a string and weight them down to the bottom of Puget Sound.


> Kelly McAllister

> Olympia, Washington


> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of mlfrey at comcast.net

> Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 2:37 PM

> To: tweeters

> Subject: [Tweeters] Dead gulls in Mukilteo


> My husband was scuba diving in Mukilteo when he & his partner came across a horrifying sight. All

> along the Boeing Pier, east of the ferry, were at least a dozen dead gulls strung by their legs! He called

> the Department of Fishing & Wildlife poaching hotline to report his findings. He was told that it was government

> property, out of their jurisdiction & a matter with the Department of Agriculture. He then told me that he was

> going to continue to pursue this barbaric matter. We live in south King county so it’s difficult for us to monitor the

> situation. Does anyone up in this area know of this practice?


> Thanks,

> Mary Frey

> Covington

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