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Living with Wildlife

Post Date:10/06/2016 10:00 a.m.

Dare County's NC State Extension and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission will present Living with Wildlife on October 18, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30. The informational session is designed to provide all residents of Dare County with information about how to coexist with wildlife, especially in urban areas. Many species of wildlife are welcome visitors to our properties, but some animals wear out their welcome quickly and some are even feared. While urban wildlife helps us maintain our connection with nature, sometimes wildlife ends up in places that are not safe for them or for people and pets with whom they come in contact. 

Speakers Shannon Brooks, Director of NC State Extension, and Chris Turner, District 1 Wildlife Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, will present information on common animals that inhabit the Outer Banks, concentrating on the animals that they receive the most inquiries about from residents and visitors. Participants will learn how to identify damage caused by certain animals, what tools are available to prevent and solve wildlife contact issues, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Anna Barbosa, Wildlife Enforcement Officer with the NC Wildlife Recourses Commission, will be available during the question and answer session. 

This event will be hosted by the Coastal Studies Institute at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese on October 18, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. Please contact the NC State Extension office in Manteo at 252.473.4290 for more information or if you have questions. 

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