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Wildlife less wild PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Muir   
Sunday, December 30 2007
How our wildlife became less wild

As more land is cleared for homes and other development, the territories of humans and animals increasingly overlap. Feeding many types of wildlife is against the law, but that doesn't stop people from putting out cat food or birdseed for the neighborhood critters, thinking they're doing a good deed.

"We're moving into their territory, and then we're offering them a bite to eat," said Jessica Sullivan of the Osceola County Extension Office. "Wildlife stops becoming quite so wild, and then the problems start. Then the interactions become a little less pleasant."

For more on this story, see the Orlando Sentinel article .
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