People and Wildlife
Wild creatures live all around us and usually they go unnoticed as we go about our daily lives. However, sometimes they can create problems by feeding on crops or garbage, making loud noises, spreading diseases or harming livestock and pets.
Where can I experience Island Wildlife?
There are many places where people can see and interact with wildlife including the PEI National Park, Wildlife Management Areas, Provincial Forests, and Ponds and Wetlands.
Many people also visit our Fish and Wildlife:PEI Facebook page to post pictures, ask questions and learn more about Island wildlife and wildlife-related activities.
How can I deal with nuisance or problem animals around my home or property?
Animals will be attracted to a specific location by the availability of one or more of the following factors:
- Safety and shelter
Start by identifying where they are living and what they are eating or drinking. Once you have eliminated the food and water sources, you can encourage them to move by creating loud noises where they are living or spraying water on the site and keeping it very wet for several days. Once they have left, fence off the area to prevent them from returning.
For more information on nuisance animals please read:Wildlife Deterrents (1.1M)
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Does the Forests Fish and Wildlife Division remove problem wildlife?
No. Division staff only deal with injured wildlife. However, some Island communities provide pest removal services for their residents or you can hire a licensed pest control company.
What should I do if I find abandoned young animals?
It is not unusual for people to find young animals that may seem to have been abandoned, However, in most cases the parents are simply away searching for food so it is best to leave them where you found them.
For more detailed information, please refer to:Dealing with Abandoned Young Animals.