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How to support your local wildlife this spring

By: Catie Leary on March 27, 2014, 8 a.m.

Photo: Heather Fone/HSUS

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Be smarter about trash

Many wildlife "problems" are actually the result of careless garbage disposal practices by humans.

The foolproof way to avoid having your trashbags ripped open in the middle of the night by a hungry raccoons is to keep trash indoors until the morning of pick-up.

If this isn't an option, try investing in a specially designed trash bin with a built-in bungee system that even the most creative of scavengers wouldn't be able to crack.