Millions of North Americans -- in suburbs, rural areas, even cities -- share habitat with common wild animals. Most of us enjoy their presence, but problems may arise when raccoons raid the garbage cans, deer "prune" the shrubbery, or rabbits nibble garden veggies. How do you deal humanely with such situations? And how can you help injured wildlife around your home?
Living with Wildlife identifies and describes more than 100 species, explains how wildlife-human interactions can lead to conflicts, and offers proven advice for how to resolve them. Created by the California Center for Wildlife, leaders in wildlife rehabilitation and education, this practical handbook contains:
*A concise history of wildlife conservation.
*Chapters on making your outside environment hospitable to wild creatures and your home secure from their intrusions, and on caring for wildlife in distress.
*A comprehensive Reference Guide with identifying information and useful background on the animals' needs and habits.
*Common and unusual wildlife problems, and the most humane solutions.
*Appendices listing government agencies, private wildlife centers, and other information resources.
Underlying the practical wisdom in this guide is the Center's philosophy that wild creatures rightfully share our living space, and thereby enrich our lives.