Please Don’t Feed Geese, Pigeons & Other Wildlife

Please refrain from the urge to feed wildlife on campus. Feeding is not only potentially harmful, but it also encourages their presence on campus.

The first and most helpful action the campus community can take to deter geese, pigeons, and other wildlife is to avoid feeding them. Besides making the wildlife want to stay on campus property, feeding is harmful to them and creates more problems for humans.  Another way to avoid unintentionally feeding the birds and other wildlife is the proper disposal of litter.

The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations is consulting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services on multiple campus wildlife issues. Especially those involving pigeons, groundhogs, and geese.

So, the next time you see a cute animal on campus, enjoy it from a distance. However friendly and domesticated they might seem, we should always remember that they are wild animals. Take pictures, admire their presence, but please, refrain from the urge to feed them.

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Posted: September 22, 2021