Arizona is home for many species of wildlife and often we are asked by homeowners ‘what to do’ when they come close to homes. More often than not the answer is ‘do nothing’ as the animals generally don’t cause a problem if left alone and they just wonder on by.
However, if you feel threatened by wildlife or suspect a wild animal may have rabies it’s important to be prepared and know what to do. The Arizona Game & Fish Department, who regulates game laws, has the answers. Visit http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_wildlife.shtml for extensive resources on living with wildlife, how to deter them from your yard, what to do if you see wildlife and when to know it’s time to call a game officer!###