Keep Them Wild

Those of us who cherish the creatures of the wild must learn that the greatest gift we can give them is to allow them to retain their natural fear of man.

We must deny ourselves the pleasure of hand-feeding wildlife, which robs them of their wildness. We must not permit them to think of us as friends. We are not. Humans are the most deadly of all predators.

Deer can become dangerous, particularly during mating season, and have been known to inflict serious injury to humans who have attempted to approach them too closely. Sadly, to gain their trust is to deliver them a death sentence.