July 22, 2014
A 304-pound black bear near Issaquah-Hobart Road peers out of the large trap where he sits in a pile of straw behind bars. He pops his jaw, sways back and forth, and then explosively charges with wild fervor. He’s following his instincts for finding food.
The large bruin and at least five other bears have been repeatedly coming to a residence near Issaquah, where, for the past 13 years, the occupant has been feeding them 5-gallon buckets full of bird seed in her backyard, Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Officer Jason Capelli said.
November 5, 2013
Fall is deer collision time on Washington roadways.
This is the season for deer activity, such as migration to lower elevations for easier foraging and breeding season when bucks are less wary. Human behavior contributes, with more drivers on the roads during shorter daylight hours.