The abundant variety of wild life living in the wash just feet from our home in Tucson AZ. See what is going on in our wash when we are not there! This video shows Bobcats, Coyotes, Javelina, Rabbits, Quail and other Birds, even a Deer and a Snake make an appearance in the little pool of water.
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Per Arizona Law it is illegal to feed wildlife in PIMA County. Feeding birds and tree squirrels is permitted [nuts and seeds-never leave meat products out as meat attracts wild predators]. Bird feeders should be about 5 feet high so as not to feed ground dwelling animals.
One of the reasons Arizona Game & Fish is so adamant about not feeding wildlife is "when wild animals get used to humans feeding them they can become aggressive and attack the person feeding them when food is not put out quickly enough.
"The best way to provide food for wildlife is to plant native vegetation. For example Javelina love to eat the bean pods that fall off the Mesquite trees, and also eat prickly pear cactus; they chomp right through the cactus needles! The Cottontail Rabbit eats mesquite leaves and beans, cacti for moisture and surprisingly our desert rabbits enjoy bark and twigs! So, unlike pet rabbits, it doesn't have to be carrots or lettuce. Planting native vegetation is like putting food out for the wildlife without confusing them about humans being involved, which causes the trouble."
TEP (Tucson Electric Power) has a program you can buy a Mesquite tree for only $5 and pick up at your local nursery. (Information here)
This article explains more in detail: "AZ Game & Fish Reminds Residents Not to Feed Wildlife" https://www.azgfd.com/game-and-fish-reminds-residents-to-do-not-to-feed-wildlife/
Feeding wild animals is illegal in Arizona, but the law applies only to Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties since they have populations of 280,000 or more. Game and Fish says the best way for people to see or help wildlife is to plant native vegetation.
A.R.S. Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-2927 Unlawful feeding of wildlife; classification