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Educate yourself on the best ways to protect yourself and your pets from potential predators and other animals that may venture into your yard. Remember to always be mindful and respectful of all wild animals. In the City of Mountlake Terrace, we share our community with an extensive and fragile ecosystem that deserves our respect and care.


Raccoons are one of the most common wild animals to encounter in the City of Mountlake Terrace.


You may happen upon coyotes in some areas of Mountlake Terrace. For facts on Washington coyotes and the practical solutions to any potential coyote challenges, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.


Bats are a keystone species in many ecosystems and are excellent for controlling insects and other pets in your neighborhood. If you'd like them out of your garage or attic and in a safe, comfortable habitat for you both to enjoy, check out this article from Yes! Magazine about making your very own backyard bat homes.

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