Getting into the Halloween spirit? Be sure to make your decorations wildlife-safe! 🎃
In many areas of the United States and beyond, jack-o-lanterns and other popular decorations such as squash or gourds can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors. “Javelina, coyotes, deer and even bears eat some of the vegetables that are part of traditional holiday displays,” remarked Raul Vega, Regional Supervisor of Game and Fish in Tucson, Arizona. “When displayed outdoors, they may attract wildlife to homes, potentially creating conflicts with people.” @usfws suggests to display these types of festive decorations indoors or on window sills to be seen from outside if desired. When discarding, ensure you securely dispose of them to prevent wildlife from rummaging through garbages and coming into potential conflict with humans.
Do you have any other wildlife-friendly tips and tricks for Halloween? Let us know! 👇
🐾 Coyote (Canis latrans)
📍 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
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