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Rodenticides Continue to Affect Seattle Wildlife

by Caroline Guzman

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In a recent study, 125 dead raptors, including owls, Cooper’s hawks, and red-tailed hawks, tested positive for rodenticides, according to the latest report from Urban Raptor Conservancy, a Seattle-based organization of avian scientists. However, many other species continue to be exposed to these substances and go underreported. 

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