How To Avoid Human-Animal Interactions

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Encounters with wildlife can be a thrilling experience, but when wild animals move into human communities, problems can arise. In the USA, a number of federal, state, and local agencies publish guidelines to help avoid wildlife-related problems.

The following are a few suggestions from various wildlife agencies:

* Avoid feeding wild animals.

* Reduce or eliminate indirect feeding wildlife by cleaning up pet food, securing trash, keeping outdoor cooking devices clean, and removing bird feeders.

* Install protective barriers to keep wildlife from entering structures.

* trim overhanging tree limbs or other pathways around homes.

* Remove fallen fruit from around trees.