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Port wages a lethal war on seagulls

The seagull killers come in the dark of night, when ferries have idled and witnesses are few. They come clad in dark uniforms, riding in federal trucks with government plates, armed with carbon-dioxide death chambers and air rifles.

They're U.S. government specialists with a license to kill. The mission: Rid the ferry terminals of Puget Sound of birds that can threaten public health and safety — and do it discreetly and quietly.

Click here to read the full report in The Seattle Times.