Predator killing birds at Walla Walla aviary
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- A predator has killed more than two dozen geese, peacocks and other rare birds in the past two months in the aviary at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla.
Caretaker Joanna Lanning believes the killer is a raccoon, seen at night on a motion detector camera. The raccoon has been captured on camera, but not in any of the live traps placed around the aviary.
KEPR reports two trappers are trying to catch the predator and save the birds. Keepers have patched fencing and netting, but they don't know how the predator is getting inside.
Information from: KEPR-TV, http://www.keprtv.com/