We all love animals. We keep them as pets and enjoy their company as much as they love ours. But what happens when a wild animal decides to cross over to your compound? What will happen let’s say a bear crosses over to your compound? Will you fret or cry out for help? We do not want you to panic since this article will suit you. Also, you can find licensed wildlife control services and let them come to your help. Below are helpful tips on what to do when wild animals cross over to your compound.
Keep Your Family and Yourself Safe
Safety should be your priority before anything. It doesn’t matter whether your compound is big or small, when you notice a wild animal around your compound, take the first precaution which is the safety of everyone before doing anything.
Many people panic or start making random phone calls to various people instead of keeping themselves safe. So, lock yourselves in the house and shut every entrance into your house. When you are sure that the animal cannot reach you by any means, calmly call the respective authorities to come to your aid.
Call the Respective Authorities
While some people call the police right away, other will call friends or family members to let them know of their ordeal. Although this is right, taking time to get the right people to come to your aid is much better. You might not have the necessary contacts to call the animal control unit but a policeman will always act as a mediator. The police will be able to get to you faster before something terrible happens and still link you up with the right people to take care of the wild animal.
Do Not Move out of Your Hiding Place
Unless the police call you out, you should always stay put in your hiding place while waiting for help. It doesn’t matter how long you have been waiting, stay put for the sake of your safety. Roaming wild animals can be unpredictable as such, you should always remain hidden unless the police or the respective authorities confirm that it is safe for you and your family to come out of the house.
Animals may be looking for an entrance to get in the house, a reason why staying put is a good idea. So, come out only when it is safe to do so. This will always happen when the wild animals have been captured and taken back to their natural habitat.
Do not Provoke the Animals
Wild animals are very unpredictable. They can break things or destroy property if provoked. In fact, they can become more dangerous if they notice any intimidation. So, throwing stones or doing anything to keep them off can increase their rampage and in turn, make them even more dangerous. To avoid such a scenario, let the appointed authorities come and handle the wild animals themselves.
When wild animals walk into or cross over to your compound, the rule of the thumb is to remain calm as much as possible. Keeping calm will help you think and make decisions wisely in turn, keeping you and your family safe.