When natural food sources are scarce, wildlife will search for food which often leads to sightings in residential areas.
To reduce the potential of wildlife encounters here are some tips:
- Limit food sources
- Keep barbecues clean and covered when not in use
- Secure garbage in durable plastic containers with locking lids
- Store garbage indoors until collection day
- Maintain compost in containers that keep wildlife out while allowing for ventilation
For more information regarding living with wildlife, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) website.