Please take precautions to avoid conflicts or contact with wildlife:

  • always keep you, your family and pets a safe distance away from wildlife
  • do not feed wildlife or touch wildlife droppings
  • avoid attracting wildlife and do not accidentally provide them with food, water or shelter (for example, feed your pets indoors)
  • always wash your hands and supervise children washing their hands after working or playing outside
  • leave orphaned wild animals alone (parents are often close by and will return for their young)
  • do not approach or touch a sick or dead animal

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) has issued recommendations for wildlife researchers, wildlife rehabilitators and others who may have reason to handle wildlife, including bats.

Wildlife resources