Every city has many different kinds of animals living in it. Depending on the location of the city there are urban creatures living in the gardens, in the parks in our backyards. Where I live, in Toronto we have several kinds of animals living in the city. Most of the animals are mammals, such as the raccoon, the skunk and the squirrel and other wildlife. Toronto, just like every other city, also has many wild birds such as pigeons.
It is fascinating how these critters have adapted. There are any opportunities for these small animals to find food in the city. They feed in gardens, in parks and of course by eating city waste. There are humane ways of dealing with them. Just get someone to perform animal control. As the city of Toronto is full of wildlife we need to find ways to co-exist without hurting these animals. Your best bet is to just get someone to deal with the animal who knows what they are doing and will not hurt the animal.
Unfortunately, because these animals interfere with our day to day activities they are considered to be pests. As a result, people use terrible ways to remove them. Some people poison them, use traps. The goal of this site is to spread awareness regarding urban wildlife and to make sure that every year that goes by there are fewer animals like these that get injured and hurt.
One of the reasons why wildlife is fairly active in such a big city is the fact that Toronto has many parks and greenery. A good example of how people in the city need to keep an eye out for animals is the incident where a deer made its way to Toronto’s downtown core. In the picture, you can see two Toronto police officers staring at the wild deer while it was scared and sitting under a tree.
There is a lot of wildlife in Toronto. If you take a walk in a city neighborhood during the night, and not really too late you will definitely come across a raccoon trying to open up a bin for dinner just like in the picture above. The raccoon is much more common than that poor deer that probably lost its way and ended up downtown. The other night, I was walking in downtown Toronto, and I came across two raccoons. After I froze for a second I just walked away as I felt I had scared them enough. If you also come across a raccoon, dont instigate it. Just walk away, raccoons in the city are very accustomed to humans and wont attack or be a threat.
If you have a wild animal living in your yard, attic, or basement please don’t hurt it. Contact someone who knows what they are doing and will take care of the animal. Get in touch with a wildlife control technician.