Callen Bronson: The Importance of Keeping Wild Animals Wild
I discovered that there are a few simple actions we can take to ensure the preservation of wildlife. By ensuring that garbage containers are always closed, bringing in pet food and water containers at night, and picking up fallen fruit from fruit trees, we can play a role in keeping wild animals in their natural state. When these animals have access to human or domesticated food, they become less fearful of humans and may even exhibit more aggressive behavior.
In cases where someone encounters a coyote or any other wild animal, it’s important to know how to handle the situation. Acting loud, shouting, and making noise will help scare them away. Wild animals should always maintain a healthy fear of humans, as it is crucial to their preservation.
Living in such a unique location comes with a sense of responsibility. We have a duty to consider ways to keep wild animals in their natural habitat. The consequences of neglecting this responsibility can be extremely dangerous.
I sincerely hope that everyone takes these simple steps and more to ensure that wild animals remain wild, thus preventing others from experiencing the trauma that my little sister went through.
Thank you for reading my perspective.
Callen Bronson, a high school junior residing in the East Bay.
Q: How can I keep wild animals away from my property?
A: Make sure to keep your garbage containers properly closed and secure, bring pet food and water containers inside at night, and remove fallen fruit from fruit trees. These actions will discourage wild animals from visiting your property in search of food.
Q: What should I do if I encounter a wild animal like a coyote?
A: If you encounter a wild animal, such as a coyote, it’s important to remain calm and confident. Act loud, shout, and make noise to scare the animal away. Do not approach or try to feed the animal.
Q: Why is it important to keep wild animals wild?
A: Keeping wild animals wild is crucial for their own safety and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. When wild animals become comfortable with humans and rely on domesticated food sources, they may become aggressive and pose a threat to both humans and themselves.
Q: Can I feed wild animals?
A: It is highly recommended not to feed wild animals. Feeding them can disrupt their natural diet and behavior, as well as encourage their presence in residential areas. It is best to let them find food in their natural environment.
Q: How can I contribute to the preservation of wildlife?
A: Besides taking the aforementioned steps, you can also support local wildlife organizations, participate in conservation efforts, and educate others about the importance of keeping wild animals wild. Additionally, responsibly enjoying nature without disturbing wildlife and their habitats is essential.