Living With Wildlife
Many wild animals have adapted well to living in our neighborhoods. By remembering some key factors about living with wildlife, we can learn how to avoid potential problems and enjoy the peace and serenity that these animals can bring to our backyards and communities.
Designed as an educational tool, the Wildlife Web explores the vital and delicate relationship between humans and animals, and serves as just one of many resources available on living with wildlife. Sometimes, the best way to help wildlife is to just let nature take its course. Human intervention is not always the answer. Before taking action on your own, you should first contact a wildlife rehabilitator or care center. Using what you've learned from our Wildlife Web, communicate the situation clearly and follow the guidance of these licensed professionals. For a list of wildlife rehabilitators and care centers in your area go to Contact Information. For additional information contact our Lake County Forest Preserves naturalists at 847-968-3321.
This Wildlife Website was created through a grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Forest Preserve Districts of DuPage County and Lake County, Illinois, as well as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service provided additional technical support.
For additional information on living with wild life: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/wildlife/