Our hearts go out to our friends who are dealing with the impact of flooding. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
If you live in an area where flooding has occurred, please be aware of wildlife that may be displaced as a result of the flooding. Flooded habitats can force wildlife to seek temporary refuge in areas where they might not normally be found.
We encourage you to minimize your contact with the animals as they may be under duress and in survival mode:
- Do stay away from areas where wildlife have taken refuge
- Do not interact with or feed wild animals
- Do avoid roads in flooded areas to reduce the interference with wildlife and possible wildlife collisions
We recognize that people want to try to help wildlife, but in these circumstances, often the best thing you can do is allow them to find their own refuge and food. Wildlife posing a threat to humans should be reported to local wildlife authorities.
May you and your family and friends stay safe.