SEQUIM: Bite should be a warning to visitors

SEQUIM — The first bite incident in nearly 30 years provides a warning for visitors to the Olympic Game Farm, managers said Wednesday.

“These are still animals. They seem pretty peaceful, but they are still animals,”‘ game farm representative Alice Beebe said.

“We want everybody to be safe. That’s why we have rules.”

But the 3-year-old boy bitten by a zebra Sunday afternoon wasn’t doing anything he hadn’t tried on a half-dozen prior visits, his mother said Wednesday.

“If they didn’t want us to feed the animals, maybe they shouldn’t sell bread there,” Bremerton resident Julie Page said.

“It’s not like I want to go after the place. I just want them to take some responsibility,” she said. “This zebra took a chunk out of my son’s arm.”

Page’s son, Larry, was sitting in the back seat of the family’s GMC Jimmy utility vehicle with his two young brothers when the incident happened, Page said.

For the complete story see Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News, on sale in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

More in News

EYE ON CLALLAM: Kilmer to attend several government meetings

Government meetings throughout the county

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

Sequim man hurt in Highway 101 wreck

A Sequim man was treated and discharged from Jefferson Healthcare… Continue reading

Program to address filing tax returns

The North Olympic Library System and the AARP Foundation… Continue reading

DOT sets overnight closures of Hood Canal Bridge again

Fifth time in as many weeks; others were canceled

By Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News 

First Sgt. Kent Keller of Sequim, left, presents to Linda Featheringill of Port Angeles the Purple Heart her brother was never able to receive in person as well as a United States of America War Office document. Her brother, Army Cpl. Marvin D. Actkinson, was declared missing in action in Korea on Dec. 2, 1950 and presumed dead in 1953. He was 18. His remains were returned in 2018 and will be buried in Colorado City, Texas, on Feb. 12. The Thursday ceremony was hosted by the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Northwest Veterans Resource Center in Port Angeles. Featheringill was accompanied by her daughter Eilenah Moon. About 70 people attended the ceremony, which honored Actkinson 71 years after his death.
Presenting a Purple Heart

First Sgt. Kent Keller of Sequim, left, presents to Linda Featheringill of… Continue reading

City to take over Port Angeles garbage services

Dispute with private company resolved

COVID-19 cases rise on Peninsula

Health officer expects peak soon

Most Read