[Tweeters] Stanwood incident - 12/4/18

Ronda Stark rondastark18 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 12:04:03 PST 2018


This is a potentially life threatening situation-- PLEASE confirm you have
reported this incident --including address and name of person responsible
for discharging firearm-- to the police.

Ronda

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 2:33 PM <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> wrote:


> Discharging a firearm in that manner is likely a felony and should be

> reported to the sheriff.

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> Wally Davis

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> *From:* Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> *On Behalf

> Of *AnnMarie Wood

> *Sent:* Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:44 AM

> *To:* Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> *Subject:* [Tweeters] Stanwood incident - 12/4/18

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> Yesterday morning I was confronted by a VERY angry couple on 98th NW. At

> the time 8-10 Birders were walking the short stretch of road in search of

> the VEFL. I had already seen the bird and was just an extra pair of eyes,

> and transportation, for a friend.

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> This road certainly fits the description of a sensitive area. There are no

> shoulders or pullouts, and property on both sides of the road is private,

> posted, and closely monitored. This includes the dike! There is no place

> to park, or turn around, on without encroaching on private property.

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> Yesterday, in an attempt to avoid a garbage truck and several walkers I

> made a quick turn around in the first driveway on the left. The property

> owners drove in right behind the garbage truck, were incensed by my

> “trespassing” and that of increasing numbers birders, and spent the next

> 15-20 minutes shouting accusations at me and the birders walking along 98th

> NW.

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> My apology for using their driveway was finally accepted by Mrs. B. who

> agreed the my turnaround wasn’t the main concern and asked me to put out

> the word that our presence was bad for the wildlife in the area and a

> problem for many of the residents on 98th NW.

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> Unfortunately, her husband was so angry that he retrieved a shotgun from

> his car, aimed it upwards, and discharged it repeatedly, both from the

> street and the dike, while yelling at everyone still on the street. The

> threatening behavior was disturbing and the message clear: BIRDERS ARE NOT

> WELCOME AND TRESSPASSING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

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> Ann Marie Wood

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> Mountlake Terrace, WA

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