River otters are fouling the city's marina and incurring piles of cleanup costs.
Otter plops that put even a good sized Ghd Hair Straightener Cheap
dog to shame are staining docks. The otters climb aboard boats too, ruining rugs and turning the cabins into poop decks.
Add to that the daily battle with bird droppings and the cleanup is costing the town about to $20,000 a year. Those working the docks say they're most concerned about public safety, especially regarding children who might visit a sweet looking otter and get a violent reaction.
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by an ornery otter protecting her pup.
"She took one look at me, started chattering her teeth and hissing and walking right at me," Ketchum said. "I just took my hat off and began flailing my arms and she finally went into the water. Nike Air Max 1 Premium
A child might not be so lucky."
Unlike sea otters, river otters aren't a protected species. Department of Agriculture handles situations involving wildlife. Because Oak Harbor has so many otters, the USDA's plan isn't to transfer them, but Ghd Hair Straightener Ireland
to kill them.
Public sentiment in the city, however, is running in support of the otters.
"Leave them alone," said Mike Simpson, who sees the otters on his jogs around Ghd Hair Straighteners Reviews
the marina. "They were here first."
Supporters say volunteers might help clean the docks, and the city should just post a sign warning individuals to steer clear of the cute critters.
"The city brags concerning the walking trail here," said photographer Mary Jo Adams. "It is not sensible to me to tell people to escape and look at the scenery and Oakley Sunglasses Brisbane
then kill the wildlife."
Chris Sublet stresses the town Ghd Repairs
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he says he's asking the USDA to carry off on any euthanasia plan while the city looks at other options.