Many people enjoy living near and watching wildlife. You can help keep animals wild by keeping the following tips in mind.
Do not encourage wildlife by feeding or leaving food for them.
Don't place food scraps in gardens or open compost bins. Use a closed compost bin.
Keep pet food and water containers indoors, especially at night.
If you have fruit trees, harvest, or dispose of fruit when it is ripe.
Use metal or durable plastic trash containers with tight fitting lids.
Dispose of your trash responsibly. Crush cans, cut plastic bottle and can rings and cap jars so wildlife do not become entrapped, entangled, or injured.
Recycle as much as possible.
Enjoy viewing wildlife at a distance with binoculars, a telescope, or a zoom camera lens. Respect their space and remember they are wild animals that should stay wild.