WINNIPEG – As seasons change, so do wildlife habits and that means you could see more animals in your backyard.
Janine Stewart is a wildlife conflict biologist with the department of sustainable development (formerly known as Manitoba Conservation) and she tells 680 CJOB we need to be extra vigilant for deer.
“Particularly as they enter into their breeding season later in October and into November, they are moving a lot more on the landscape,” says Stewart. “Those are our two highest vehicle collision months with deer.”
Black bears are also on the move as they prepare for the upcoming winter, although they rarely come into urban areas.
Manitoba Conservation recommends removing anything from your yard that could attract bears, including food and garbage that’s easily accessible.