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  1. How do I report a threatening or dangerous animal?
    If your report deals with an emergency dangerous-wildlife incident or dangerous wildlife interaction with people, dial 911 or local Washington State Patrol. Be prepared to answer the following questions: What type of animal is involved in the incident you are reporting. The time of the incide ...
  2. What if I'm attacked or another person is attacked by a bear?
    Black bear may be killed to protect immediate threats to public safety or immediate threats to property (RCW 77.36.030). A person taking such action must have a reasonable belief that the animal poses a threat of serious physical harm, that this harm is imminent, and that killing the animal is ...
  3. What if I'm attacked or another person is attacked by a cougar?
    Cougar may be killed to protect immediate threats to public safety or immediate threats to property (RCW 77.36.030). A person taking such action must have a reasonable belief that the animal poses a threat of serious physical harm, that this harm is imminent, and that killing the animal is the ...