The least-wanted list: Invasive animals
Click here to see a photo gallery of the invasive species of top concern and other non-native species that have moved into the state.
What to do if you spot one
• Contact the Invasive Species Council hotline at 1-877-9-INFEST or email@example.com. Or make an online report at www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/report.shtml.
• Sending pictures of an animal, with a scale in the photo, will help experts identify it.
• The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's Allen Pleus, who specializes in aquatic species, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Washington Invasive Species Education (from the Washington State Invasive Species Council): www.wise.wa.gov
• Washington State Invasive Species Council: www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/priorities.shtml
• Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife: wdfw.wa.gov/ais/species.html
• King County Web page on invasive plants and animals: www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/biodiversity/threats/Invasives.aspx
SOURCES: Washington State Invasive Species Council, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington State University Extension
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