Tips for Securing Attractants
Never Feed Wildlife
In some cases, feeding wildlife is illegal in Florida. Species with rules related to feeding include bears, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, pelicans, alligators, crocodiles, sandhill cranes, and wild monkeys. Feeding wildlife can reduce their fear of humans which may result in aggression and the need for the animal to be removed or killed in order to protect public safety.
Secure Your Home, Property, and Animals
Many people enjoy backyard wildlife viewing. In some cases “uninvited” wildlife may visit yards and neighborhoods which may create conflicts with you or your neighbors. Wildlife will return to unsecured food sources even after just one visit and can easily become habituated to humans. Prevent unwanted interactions and learn how to coexist with wildlife by identifying and securing attractants.