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Do NOT feed Colorado’s wildlife

Posted at 7:54 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 21:54:52-04

COLORADO – A dead deer found in the San Luis Valley has prompted Colorado Parks and Wildlife to once again remind us not to feed wildlife.

During an examination of the deer, CPW officers found corn and grain inside the animal’s stomach.

The dead deer found with corn and grain in its stomach.
courtesy: CPW

The agency said the human-produced food is hard for the animals to digest and does more harm than good, even in the cold winter months when their natural food sources may be scarce.

“These are wild animals. They are wild. They were made and created to survive the harsh winter conditions that Colorado has,” said Corey Adler of CPW.

Feeding wildlife can also aid in the transmission of disease. It is also illegal.

You can find more information on this subject here: Save a Life. Don’t Feed Wildlife