Whether you live in a city, rural or remote areas of California, wild animals are our neighbors. As our human population grows and expands into wildlife habitat, human-wildlife interactions have increased. Most wildlife naturally fear or avoid humans. They will keep their distance – so long as they remain fully wild.
Stash Your Food and Trash
Some wild species are at increased risk of becoming food conditioned or habituated to people due to increased access to human food, trash, pets and livestock. Some people do not realize the harm in feeding wild animals or preventing access to attractants.
CDFW offers many resources and information. Help spread the word to neighbors, friends, family, and more.