Many species of wildlife live in and/or visit Overdale seasonally. Overdale residents may see squirrels, raccoons, bear, deer, coyote, bobcat, owls, and many species of birds including pileated woodpeckers and hummingbirds (year round and seasonal.) Normal bear activity in Overdale is not unusual, including sightings of a mama bear and cubs.
- Keep your trash secured. Use bungee cords to secure your trash and yard waste cans.
- Don’t leave pet or human food out that may attract wildlife.
- Note that bears can even be attracted to birdseed feeders.
- Clean BBQ’s after they are used to remove food smells.
- If you are an early morning walker or walk near dusk, make enough noise so you don’t unexpectedly startle a bear.
- If you have a lot of vegetation or trees on your lot, make enough noise so you don’t unexpectedly startle a bear. Bears have been sighted in yards this spring (2012) at all hours of the day including afternoons and evenings.
- Call 911 if you feel the situation is urgent or a matter of safety.
- Never hesitate to make a report to WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife, King County (425) 775-1311 (open M-F, 8AM-5PM) if you have a concern or question about wildlife activity.
- Non-emergency safety concerns or questions for the police should be called into the Issaquah non-emergency police line, 425-837-3200. This phone is monitored 24 hrs a day.