Leave Wildlife Alone Missy Henriksen
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wildlife like squirrels and raccoons may seem cute or
cuddly from afar, but it is advised to steer clear and not interact
with these animals in parks or backyards.
Sightings of wildlife usually increase in the warmer weather
when both they and people spend more time out of their homes. Small
mammals are a health risk as
they are known to carry rabies, and an animal can be contagious
before symptoms of its illness are noticeable.
Also, nuisance wildlife can be very smart, and any interaction
feeding them can lead to more individuals congregating in the
area looking for food.