Nuisance the Most Likely Outcome When Feeding Wild Animals
While it may be portrayed that feeding wildlife is not that big of a deal, it may have more consequences than we imagined. University of Arkansas Extension says feeding wildlife can cause animals to lose their natural fear for humans, causing them to become dependent on handouts. If one source stops feeding the animals, they are prone to go elsewhere for food, such as neighboring vicinities. Some animals will become concentrated unnaturally in one area where the feeding is occurring, which can cause disease and predation.