Friday, September 7, 2012

Towns are Unsafe for Wild Animals

During the late summer and early fall, I've noticed more wildlife around the neighborhood; and unfortunately, there is more road kill. This time of year, animals are preparing for winter and searching for food in populated areas. It's especially dangerous for these creatures at night when they are invisible to cars and trucks. Last week, there was a dead possum in front of our house, and few weeks ago, a dead skunk, a few houses down.

One way to discourage animals from wandering into unsafe areas is to keep pet food inside the house, and to keep trash and litter secured in animal-proof bins. It's also important to report any dead animals to the local animal control. Some animal control districts will search for any orphaned young to make sure they are cared for before they are returned to the wild. 

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