12.08.17 - Raccoons Show Off Their Intelligence in Aesop's Fable Experiment
We know that raccoons are smart, but this experiment takes their intelligence to another level.  This scientific demonstration was inspired by Aesop’s fable, “The Crow and the Pitcher,” to study if and how
12.04.17 - Hantavirus Cases in Washington State
Hantavirus Cases in Washington State Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a rare but fatal disease that can be contracted when humans are exposed to rodents that are infected.  Exposure can happen through an infectious bite, touching mouth
09.07.17 - West Seattle Toddler Survives State's First Case of Raccoon-carried Parasite Illness; Baylisascaris
One month ago, King County Public Health went public with alarming news: A toddler somewhere in the county had become severely ill with a rare disease linked to parasites found in raccoon droppings. It’s so rare that this was
11.30.-1 - Washington state finds more rabid bats this spring, here's what to do if one touches you
More bats have tested positive for rabies in the month of May than in any other May for the past 20 years, and while it's only a handful so far, Washington state health officials are taking the chance to remind people how to avoid bats, and what
11.30.-1 - 1 bicyclist dead, 1 hurt in cougar attack near Snoqualmie
One man was killed and another hospitalized after they were attacked by a cougar while riding their mountain bikes Saturday morning in the woods northeast of Snoqualmie, said the King County Sheriff’s Office. This was just the second fatal