I am afraid my family or pets might be attacked by wildlife. What should I do?

Citizens may be concerned about perceived dangers from these animals. In reality, a person is 700 times more likely to be harmed by a dog or a cat than one of these animals. However, wildlife is naturally drawn to food sources. The best way to discourage wildlife from visiting your property is not to provide such a food source. This may include removing bird feeders at least temporarily. As for your pet, he or she is much more likely to attack wildlife than the other way around. If your pet is injured as a result, it may have to be quarantined. The best way to protect your pet is to keep them away from wildlife and make sure rabies vaccinations are current. (See What Should I Know About Rabies?)

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1. I see animals like raccoons and foxes during the day. Does this mean they are rabid?
2. I am not comfortable seeing wildlife around my home. Can these animals just be removed?
3. I am afraid my family or pets might be attacked by wildlife. What should I do?
4. What if a wild animal is causing damage to my property?
5. What does CASU do about wildlife?
6. What about birds?