Practice Safe Distancing from Wildlife
Move over to let stock (horses and mules) pass on trails. Along with livestock, always be sure to be aware of your surroundings, and if you stumble upon wildlife of any kind, be sure to respect their space; after all, you are in their home.
Here are some tips on how to keep yourself, others, and wildlife safe:
- Give animals their space - The best way to stay safe around wildlife is to give them their space. Never approach, let wildlife be wild, and observe from a distance.
- Do not disturb - Feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife is illegal. Wildlife can be unpredictable when they're disturbed or surprised.
- Be responsible - When you are out enjoying nature, it is your responsibility to keep yourself, your family, and the wildlife safe. If you see something, say something. If someone is taunting or disturbing wildlife, consider reporting it to local officials.