Special Reports

Animals

Biologists have never performed a comprehensive inventory of the park’s creatures. But the state Department of Fish and Wildlife keeps tabs on two bald eagle nests, and members of the Tahoma Audubon Society have catalogued a long list of birds, only a handful of which appear here. The park’s populations of black-tailed deer and raccoons have grown over the years to the point where some people consider them pests. Bats from Point Defiance are among the specimens in the collection of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound.

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