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Living with Wildlife

Living with Wildlife

Wildlife and humans live in close contact with each other every day. Living with Wildlife offers suggestions on how to deal with wildlife when it enters our neighborhood, backyard, and even our home. Use the links below to learn more about each animal, the damage they can cause, control tactics, and much more.

For more information on the distribution and natural history of any of Montana’s wildlife visit the Montana Natural Heritage Program field guide.

Tips for Living with Wildlife

We've all had it happen. You look up from the trail just in time to see an animal dive out of sight-- a swoop of wing, a flash of antler, a slap of beaver's tail.

The truth is, most animals see and hear and smell us long before we catch their drift. They size us up, and, depending on how far away we are and how we act, they decide whether to stay, defend themselves, or flee.

Fortunately, there are simple ways you can help blend into an animal's surroundings. In return, you'll be treated to a wildlife show.

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