Fires fuel feeding frenzy.

Position:Your Life - Humans should not feed wild animal surivivors of California wildfires - Brief Article

Feeding wild animals in Southern California's recently burned areas will not help the creatures and may even put them and people in danger, warns Walter Boyce, co-director of the University of California, Davis, Wildlife Health Center.

For example, setting out hay and grain could cause deer to linger in still-green yards instead of dispersing to unburned or recovering natural areas, which are plentiful, despite appearances to the contrary. This can lead to disease and injuries. Moreover, deer may become ill from eating unfamiliar foods that they are not able to digest or derive nutritional benefits. There also is the consideration that the presence of deer may lure predators--mountain...

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