Halloween is right around the corner. This is the time of year that all the children gets to dress up as a character of choice and where you will see Halloween decorations up to invite all the children to their home to enjoy the view and give out candy. One of the decorations used outside are the fake spider webs that can be pulled apart across things to look as if a spider has spun it's web. Then there's also blow up characters that can be placed around the yard along with pumpkins and hay bales.
Unfortunately, as spooky as the decorations look, they can actually harm wildlife animals. According to an article by Christian Cotroneo written for mnn.com, Kathryn Dudeck, a wildlife director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in GA has seen many different animals come through the rehabilitators because they have been caught in the spider webbing and can't get free. She states she has seen animals from "songbirds to chipmunks and everything in between". Birds migrate his time of year and they are not able to fully see something as fine as the spider web so they end up getting tangled without being able to free itself.
Not only should wildlife animals be in your mindset when decorating for Halloween, but domestic animals should be as well. According to an article written by N. Kahn on bustle.com, pet owners should really think about the inside decorations they put up so animals don't try to digest tinsels and ribbons. If the pet owner decides to give out candy, it should be put up to where your pet can't get into it. Chocolate contains theobromine which can be poisonous to dogs and cats. Unfortunately, pet animals go missing on this night because they get outside while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Also, this is a night when people pull sick pranks on animals like black cats.
Even though the atmosphere on Halloween night is excitement for the kids, it can also be safe for all animals as well. Elite Wildlife Removal wishes all a fun time on Halloween night for both the little ones and the animals.