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April 4, 2013

IDNR offers tips on coexisting with wildlife


SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Now that spring has arrived, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants residents to be prepared for increased interactions with wildlife.

Spring is the time of year when fox families may become more visible and fawns may wander into unusual places. Squirrels and raccoons are also looking for places to den — sometimes in the attics of people's houses.

Marc Miller is the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

He says IDNR has partnered with the University of Illinois Extension Service to create the Living with Wildlife in Illinois website. The site includes tips on how to prevent wildlife damage and contact information for conservation police and nuisance wildlife removal.

Miller says being close to nature is "an experience everyone should enjoy."


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