Wild animals don’t need your handouts.
They need your respect.
You may not realize it – a simple bag of garbage, bowl of pet food, or a wild bird feeder can create problems with wildlife.
If wild animals have access to human food and garbage, unnatural foraging behavior can begin. Wildlife venturing into residential neighborhoods seeking food and garbage puts both people and animals at risk. Wildlife are made susceptible to vehicle strikes, pesticide poisoning and disease that can spread among wildlife that would not normally come into contact with each other.
Whether you live in a city or a rural part of California, wild animals are your neighbors. They naturally fear humans and keep their distance – so long as they remain fully wild.
Please – stash your food and trash.
Keep them wild.